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Great AAUW video: #TheNew10 Submission - The U.S. Treasury has called on Americans to submit their "ideas, symbols, designs, or any other feedback that can inform the secretary as he considers options for the $10 redesign." So we figured we'd help Secretary Lew reimagine the $10 bill by illustrating just how real the gender pay gap is.

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The St. Lawrence County Branch was formed in 1927 - Celebrating 89 years in 2016!

We have 60 members from a diverse educational and employment background who work together to fulfill the mission of the American Association of University Women: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership in the St. Lawrence County Branch is open to anyone who supports the mission of AAUW. In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There are no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

The St. Lawrence County Branch created the first AAUW Branch website in the country!

The AAUW Educational Opportuntities Fund provides funds to advance education, research, and self-development for women and to foster equity and positive societal change.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination.

AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch, PO Box 909, Potsdam, NY 13676-0909.

Upcoming Events of Note:

September 21: The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year. Established in 1981, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

September 26: Hofstra University to host first presidential debate - Hofstra University will host the first of three presidential debates after Wright State University in Ohio, citing cost and safety concerns, bowed out of holding the Sept. 26 event, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced. Download an AAUW Presidential Debate BINGO Card to score the event.

September 27: National Voter Registration Day

September 28: AUWW Voter Education: It's My Vote Training Part II at 7 pm - AAUW staff will discuss the ins and outs of a successful voter education campaign, sharing tips for you to employ in your branch this fall. From hosting candidate forums, to attending town halls, making use of voter guides, and bird dogging candidates there are so many ways you can help to ensure that women voters are educated, able to exercise their right, and encouraged to do so on Election Day. Register Today!

September 28: 15th Annual National Women's Health & Fitness Day - "Our goal for this national event is to encourage women to take control of their health: to learn the facts they need to make smart health choices, and to make time for regular physical activity," adds Patricia Henze, Executive Director of the Health Information Resource Centersm, organizer of the event.

October 18: AAUW Turning Out the Vote on Election Day: It's My Vote Training Part III at 7 pm - Once you've helped to register and educate eligible voters, how can you ensure they show up to the polls? Find out in this one hour webinar, the final training of our three part series! AAUW staff will present the crucial actions necessary to turning out voters on Election Day and provide you with actionable strategies for following up with and getting out the vote via the It's My Vote: I Will Be Heard campaign. Register Today!

November 1: Latina Equal Pay Day - On average, Hispanic/Latina women are paid just 55% of the one dollar that men are paid.

November 8: General Election Day

December 5: AAUW Branch Board meeting at 4 pm at French Hall Board Room, SUNY Canton - All members are welcome.

2016-17 Officers

  • AAUW Development VP: Sue Rice

    2016-17 Committee Chairs

    AAUW's College/University Partner Member Program provides educational institutions the opportunity to easily share all the benefits of AAUW with their students, faculty, and staff. Partners collaborate with branches on community programs, receive national visibility, and benefit from AAUW's powerful network that supports them and advocates on their behalf.

    St. Lawrence County College/University Partners:

    2016 AAUW-NYS Convention Awards for AAUW-St. Lawrence County Branch:

    Read the remarks of Mitzi Witchger, GREAT! who was the keynoter for our Celebrating 35 Years of Change: Title IX & Girls' & Women's Sports event on March 5, 2007. Hear an audio interview with her on NCPR!

    Read the Executive Summary of the KIDS at RISK: A North Country Forum, held on Sept. 24, 2005.

    Toxic Tide: No Place to Hide - A Preliminary Report on Cancer and the Environment in the North Country - from the 1998 Cross-Border Conference.

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    Updated September 21, 2016

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