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November 2018


Upcoming Events:

EVENT: Annual Wine Tasting   Scholarship Benefit
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 17, 2018    5:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. 
 LOCATION: Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
4401 Forest Hill Avenue 23225    Map
PROGRAM:
  • Taste delicious wines, hors d’oeuvres,
  • Raffles for wine and wine baskets
  • Tickets available through Event Bright
  • Details 
RSVP/Qs Email: Wine Tasting Chair

 In the News!

Special Event:   ERA Bus Tour — VA ratify ERA

                                                      Here we are at William and Mary!

On November 9, 2018 #VAratifyERA will launch “10 Days of ERA,” with a statewide bus tour (schedule here!) helmed by Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy (D) and Senator Glen Sturtevant (R). The tour’s goal is to educate Virginians about the absence of gender equality in the U.S. Constitution and highlight the unequivocal, bipartisan statewide support for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Two states ratified recently, Nevada in 2017 and Illinois on May 30th, 2018 leaving just one state left in the 38 required. All eyes are on Virginia to be the last, historic state during our next General Assembly session.


ADVOCACY
The 2018–19 award year kicked off with the release of our updated online Fellowships and Grants directory in which you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants web page and read our Following the Fellows blog series.  Read More


In the news:


Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States
This report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — almost $900 billion as of mid-2018. Read More.


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VOTING 2018
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