January 2019

Upcoming Events:

ERA Activities – Women’s Round Table

Event:   Women’s Round Table & every Wednesday 1/16/2019 – end of General Assembly Session
Date:   Wednesday, January  9, 2019
Time:   8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.                                                          
Location:   SunTrust Center, 919 E Main, RVA  4th floor Tidewater Room                                        Map

ERA Activities – in Virginia Ratify ERA in welcoming back the General Assembly 2019 

Event:   Informal “Welcome back to Virginia, senators/delegates” 
Date:   Wednesday, January  9, 2019 
Time:   10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  
Location:  Capitol Grounds, 900-1000 Bank St, RVA                                                                              Map

AAUW-VA ,GRAAUW, & LWV  Go to the General Assembly  in support of Ratification of ERA

Date:  Tuesday, January  16, 2019
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  
Location:  Meet at the public entrance to the Pocahontas Bldg, 1200 E Main, RVA            Map


AAUW of VA will be in town to support ratification of ERA by distributing bound copies of
“Unfinished Business” to delegates and senators in the General Assembly.


Date:                   Saturday, January  19, 2019
Times:                 10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  
Location:            Richmond West End Library  on Patterson                                               Map
Program:            Engage Virginia Engagement Center – A leadership project

Speaker:             Tierra Ragland –  “The Ins and Outs of Running for Office”

Special Event:   ERA Bus Tour — VA ratify ERA
 In the News!

                                                      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.

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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