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2016 Voter Guides

Register to vote, update your info, or check your ballot status at govotecolorado.com — or text Colorado or CO to 2Vote (28683).

***NEW! AAUW Colorado supports Amendment T, Amendment 70, and Amendment 71 on the November ballot. Click here to learn more about these ballot measures.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • “The Colorado Ballot Issues: What a Woman Needs to Know,” Oct. 4, 5:00 p.m., Molson Coors Brewing Company, 1801 California, Suite 4500, Denver. Cosponsored by Women’s Collaborative for Colorado, of which AAUW Colorado is a member. RegistrPV Flyer pication: ballotissues.eventbrite.com
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Screening and Panel Discussion of  “Private Violence,” Oct. 6, Turnhalle at Auraria Campus, Denver. Click here  for event & ticket purchase info. Cosponsored by AAUW Colorado
  • Public Policy Day at Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows in Lone Tree CO, Feb. 4
  • State Convention in Colorado Springs, Apr. 28-29
  • AAUW National Convention in Washington DC, June 14-17

Check out some of our work!
Women in STEM, Pay Equity, & Education

Women in STEMAAUW NSF-funded report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing

From the research team who brought you Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics comes a deeper dive into engineering and computing, fields that offer 80 percent of STEM jobs but still boast dismal numbers of women students and workers. Get your free download of Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing today — and click here to pledge to let the girls in your life tinker!

Our society has traditionally discriminated against women connected with STEM. Some discrimination was subtle. Creative problem solving was geared to boys in toys such as Legos and computer games. Even AAUW restricted membership only to women with liberal arts degrees until 1963. Learn more about our STEM work here.

Pay Equity

It has been a complicated process to increase the number of women in STEM careers, but it is now happening. More women than men are entering college — and many of those women are focused on STEM. AAUW has played a vital role. Learn more.

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Click on the pic above to take action to close the gender pay gap!

While AAUW is energized by its STEM victories, we are furious that we lack pay equity for women and that women tend to get fewer pay raises. The gender pay gap negatively affects all family members because of reduced income and savings and is particularly acute for single women heads of household. AND the pay gap is even wider for women of color, LGBT women, and women with disabilities.

The pay gap has narrowed, but our goal is to eliminate it altogether. Get the latest power tools for closing the gender pay gap at AAUW’s fightforfairpay.org.

Education

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Click the image for a free download of Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School. Great recommendations for educators, parents, students, and community members!

Schools have evolved over the decades, but our dedication to their support is needed more than ever. Since its inception, AAUW has been focused on funding for education, and it is still an issue. Adequate funding is necessary because education plays such a critical role in advancing women’s and girls’ economic and career opportunities.

AAUW has dedicated more than 120 years to the advancement of education through research, publications, leadership programs, and funding of education in areas that ensure that women and girls have access and opportunities to higher education. Learn more about AAUW efforts to advance education equity through legislation and research.

AAUW Colorado monitors legislative issues that affect funding for education and lobbies for policies that promote better opportunities for women and girls. Many of our branches award scholarships to outstanding high school women, as well as women returning to college to complete their education or change careers. Awards and recognitions are given to young women who complete outstanding science projects.

 

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