AAUW advocates for gender equity for women and girls. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day. AAUW is on the cutting edge of the fight for fair pay and economic security for women and their families through research, education and advocacy. The Morgan Hill branch provides funds each year toward these national AAUW priorities as well as creating local programming to both support local women and girls and raise awareness of these issues.
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The Public Policy Program of AAUW and AAUW California is member approved and non-partisan. Locally, AAUW Morgan Hill offers programming (e.g. through candidate forums) that raises awareness of candidates’ positions with respect to AAUW’s public policy position.
AAUW encourages community participation in the democratic process. We have run programs that provide recommended approaches for engaging with your elected officials and programs that educate about running for public office. We have taken the lead on running candidate forums in Morgan Hill for many years. Most recently, Leadership Morgan Hill partnered with us in 2022 to provide comprehensive County Supervisor, Gavilan Trustee, MHUSD trustee, and City Council/Mayor candidate forums. We also organize voter registration drives.
Climate Education and Action
Climate change disproportionately hurts women and girls. AAUW Morgan Hill is committed to educating the community about actions we can take to counter climate change. We partnered with the city in 2021 for an Earth Day celebration and intend to make this an annual event. We are actively researching and educating the public on renewable energy, changes we all can make in our homes, and more.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
The Morgan Hill branch supports and amplifies the national AAUW voice as “AAUW seeks to promote inclusion and awareness for all members to create an equitable, sustainable and inclusive membership reflective of today’s world.” Our DEI team is facilitating ongoing conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Morgan Hill Library, providing a safe space for the community to share and learn together.
Nationally, with local branch support, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to combat ghttp://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/legal-resources/nder discrimination in higher education and the workplace.
Cutting Edge Research
AAUW nationally sponsors a wide variety of research reports to provide analysis, data, and accurate information about current issues that are important to women and girls.