Plant a Yard Sign for Women!
Our project made the news! Read it here in the Webster-Kirkwood Times: click Article by Jeannie Webdell
August 26, 2020, was the 100th Anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment. After 60 years of organizing, meeting, protesting, lobbying, and marching, women in every state were officially granted the legal right to vote. Of course, it took almost four more decades for women of color to be able to fully exercise that right. 100th Anniversary programs, proclamations, websites, and celebrations were planned across the nation, but many public events had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.
We designed a celebratory sign in the colors of the U.S. suffragist movement and printed more than 500 signs that members of women’s organizations purchased and displayed in their yard, window, community centers, or meetings. This is NOT a political project, and this is NOT a partisan effort. The sign is generic and has no display expiration date. We celebrated our right to vote and showed the St. Louis area how important this is to St. Louis women! A few signs are still available for purchase. Contact the branch.
Learn to Negotiate Your Pay
Women typically are paid 80 percent of what men are paid. Use AAUW’s free Work Smart online workshop to learn how to ask for more. Go to https://salary.aauw.org/ks-mo.
See more about AAUW’s economic security action plans at https://www.aauw.org/issues/equity/.
We break through barriers for women and girls!
American Association of University Women (AAUW), founded in 1881, is an organization of more than 170,000 members and supporters, open to graduates who hold the associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified college or university. In addition to national members, 17 local groups, or branches, are active in Missouri. The Kirkwood–Webster Groves branch, founded in 1971, is one of five branches in the St. Louis area.
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AAUW’s mission is to advance gender equity through research, education, and advocacy.