November 2019

November 2  
Greater Richmond AAUW’s 18th
Annual Wine Tasting !
Our Scholarship Fundraiser

What: Wine Tasting 
Date/Time: Tuesday, November 2, 2019   6pm – 8pm. 
Location: Bon Air Presbyterian Church 9201 West Huguenot Road 23235      Map
Contact: Connie Sorrell 
Tickets: Tickets are available from members or  you may contact  Nora Narum
OR online. For online tickets, please visit Event Bright
Poster: See our poster for more details.

Note: There is no regular GRAAUW Branch meeting in November. Our next regular Richmond AAUW Branch meeting will be held in December 2019.

In the news:

ERA Passes Senate; Enjoys Bipartisan Support

The Virginia Senate approved ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment on January 15, 2019. Seven Republicans joined all 19 Democrats, passing the resolution by a 26 to 14 vote. The  Senate resolution, introduced by Glen Sturtevant, was before the House, where it was assigned to the Privileges and Elections Committee (“P&E” Committee). Chairman Delegate Cole assigned it and the House bills urging ratification of the ERA to Subcommittee #1 where he knew it would meet with certain defeat, and they were defeated.
With 81% of registered voters in Virginia favoring the General Assembly’s ratification in 2019 and elections around the corner, 2019 may be the year that the Equal Rights Amendment is finally ratified. There are other options that are being explored. Stay tuned and be ready to act swiftly!

ERA RALLY at the Capitol in Richmond, Virginia
Women from throughout the state attended the rally in support of the a vote for ratification of the ERA on Thursday, 2/14/2019. The pressure is on! Here pictured are Members of Greater Richmond AAUW: (L to R)  Carol Stephens, Ed Mazur (our impressive speaker), Jane Newell, Dulce Lawrence, Katie Garrett, Louise Brierre.  Also in attendance but not in this picture:  Trish Wallace led the chants. Also attending were Kathy Kelley, Maggie King, and Barbara Strohman,

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

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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