Periodically, we will highlight other like-minded organizations in the Tucson area. We will feature ways they are advancing equity
Each time we feature an organization, we will include options that allow you to take individual action.
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You might be most familiar with the signature girl-led, entrepreneurial Cookie Program (thinking of Thin Mints orTrefoils?). But did you know by participating, girls learn about decision making, people skills, money management, and business ethics?
However, the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona have many other programs you may not be familiar with—in particular, staff supported programs.
Learn more by clicking on GSSoAz Article 2023 10 31.
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Let’s face facts –
The work of advancing equity for women and girls is not yet done! Women’s rights to health care, fair pay, and a quality education are still being challenged. We need informed citizens of all ages to continue act through their voices and votes. Public Policy is the formal expression of AAUW’s priorities in fulfilling its mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
The National AAUW organization lobbies for bills to support our work. At a national level, sign up for AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist at https://www.aauw.org/act/two-minute-activist/. This service provides timely information on legislation and links you to your legislators so you can express your opinion.
AZ State Level…
Watch this page to learn more about Legislative Day at the Arizona Capitol in February 2024. It promises to be a day of learning and getting to know other AAUW members.
Your AAUW Tucson Public Policy and Advocacy team has committed to bringing you periodic highlights about like-minded organizations and what you can do to get involved.
Periodically, we will highlight other like-minded organizations in the Tucson area. We will feature ways they are advancing equity. Each time we feature an organization, we will include options that allow you to take individual action.
Before the election our focus is on the League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson:
The League espouses “the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.”
Who is the League?
Like AAUW, the League is a non-partisan organization (neither supporting a particular political party nor specific candidates). Their goal is to promote active and informed participation in government. After careful study, they take positions on certain issues to align and act in concert with their mission for the public interest.
What services do they provide?
They provide voter services, citizen education, and advocacy. A recent example is the AAUW supported event called Running & Winning high school workshop. AAUW Tucson financed the luncheon and helped with other logistics. Local women officials and current candidates met with young women at Santa Rita HIgh School to discuss careers in politics as well as equity issues like women’s health care.
For further information contact Linda Alepin, Public Policy Chair.