October 2018


Last Day to Register to Vote October 15th !!
If you haven’t yet registered to vote in your local, state and national elections,
you may do so here:
Register to Vote

EVENT: October 2018 GRAAUW Branch Meeting
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, October  9, 2018    7:30 p.m – 9:00 p.m. 
 LOCATION: St. Matthias Episcopal Church
11300 W Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA 23113     Map
PROGRAM: Ratification of ERA
SPEAKERS: Jane and Newell and Trish Wallace
RSVP/Qs Dulce Lawrence  dulcelawrence9967@yahoo.com
EVENT: VoteSmart    —    Facts Matter Tour
DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 14, 2018    4:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m. 
 LOCATION: Clark Hall #107, at
291 McCormic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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
  • 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!

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

 Oppose the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
After careful consideration, AAUW has opposed the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. While it is true that Judge Kavanaugh is an experienced juror, review of his available record has made clear that he holds positions that are fundamentally at odds with AAUW’s mission — Judge Kavanaugh has shown opposition to women’s access to reproductive health care and contraception, has called into question the protections of the Affordable Care Act, and his record shows that he is willing to do grave harm to women by upending employment and labor rights and restricting voting rights. Call your senators to urge them to oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.  READ MORE »

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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October 15th- Last Day to Register to Vote !!
If you haven’t yet registered to vote in your local, state and national elections,
you may do so here:
Register to Vote

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