Welcome to the Circleville (OH) Branch of AAUW

2019-20 Strategic Plan/Circleville Branch Programs

Mission:  To advance gender equality for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Vision:  Equality for all.

Values:  Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and intersectionality.

The women of the Circleville branch are committed to improving the lives of women in our community, our state, and our country.  Current projects and studies will relate to health, economic issues, immigration, and voting issues.

2019-2020 Programs AAUW-Circleville Branch

Tuesday, September 24 — Back to School — Outstanding Programs for Young Women – Be Wise Campers, CHS Drone Club, CHS Robotics Program

**Saturday, September 28 — AAUW Fall Summit, All Saint’s Lutheran Church, 6770          North High Street, Worthington, OH, Registration required

Tuesday, October 22 — Women’s Suffrage — 100 Years and Counting, “Economic Empowerment and Leadership in Women,” Jean Droste, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio

**Saturday, October 26 — Joint Meeting —Jeri Diehl Cusack, “White House Ghosts, All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 North High Street, Worthington, OH Donation to Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team – “Hurry Up Cure Team”

Tuesday, November 19 (3rd Tuesday)  — Local Immigration Impact, Rhoads Market

Wednesday, January 15 — Volunteering at the Community Kitchen — 4:00-6:00 Presbyterian Church

**Saturday, January 18 — Joint Meeting — Age Friendly Communities, Beth Kowolcyk, Area Agency on Aging, All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 North High Street, Worthington, OH

Tuesday, January 28 — Winter Board Meeting — 5:00 pm, All members welcome

Tuesday, March 24 — Youth and Finance — Building the Future, “College and Career Readiness in Pickaway County,” Christy Mills

**Saturday, April 18 — Joint Meeting — Franklin County Children’s Services, “Challenges, Opportunities and Successes,” All Saints Lutheran Church, 6770 North High Street, Worthington, OH

Tuesday, April 28 — Future of Mobility in Central Ohio, Johanna Pinkerton, COTA Award Willing Administrator

Tuesday, May 26 — Women in Business — Annual Banquet, Marlee Martin, Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce, Pickaway County Golf Club

*All Branch meetings, unless otherwise posted, will be hold at the Koch Room in the Pickaway County Library at 5:45 pm.

** Signifies joint meetings with Central Ohio branch members

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

46 Years of Title IX: Fight for Equity in Education Rages On

Women and girls still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities.  In 1972, AAUW was at the forefront of advocating for the passage of Title IX, and we continue to fight to realize the full intent of the law, to ensure all students receive an education free from sex discrimination at every level of education across the land.  In a year where there have been rollbacksto the enforcementof the law, we need to push even harder to ensure it is protected and vigorously carried out. Read More.

Know Your Rights: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The#CivilRightsActrecently turned 54, but gender and race discrimination in the workplace remain a serious problem.Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. Read More.

AAUW Issues: Federal Judicial Nominations

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities supports “a fair, balanced, and independent judiciary” to ensure constitutional protection for the civil rights of all individuals. Federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court are often also the last, best hope for women who have experienced discrimination in education, employment, health care, and other aspects of their lives. Get the Facts

Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

March 21, 2018

WASHINGTON — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kim Churches issued the following statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies.

“AAUW commends Starbucks on not only talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to equitable workplaces. With their recent announcement toward ensuring a workplace with paid leave and pay equity policies, not just nationwide but globally, they are proving themselves to be a corporate leader when it comes to gender equity.

Starbucks’ proclamation is part of a growing trend of employers dedicated to fair pay practices, and, in turn, AAUW is reinforcing our commitment to work with employers to assist them in developing the best practices to benefit their employees, as well as their bottom lines. Women and families can’t afford, nor should they stand for, the financial insecurity caused by unequal pay. That’s why AAUW is taking the fight for fair pay to every level of government, and is also working closely with employers in every industry to adopt best practices to ensure strong employee protections when it comes to pay equity.

Equal pay is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for employers and our economy as a whole. Women refuse to face another day of unequal pay, but with the commitments of companies like Starbucks and the other policy changes AAUW is fighting for, the pay gap’s days are numbered.”