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November 2014

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AAUW Colorado E-Network  



The Right to Vote

November 7, 1893 marks the date that women in the state of Colorado were granted the right to Vote, 27 years before ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. This month is the 121st anniversary of Colorado women's right to vote. Exercise your right! Click here for a video from 9News discussing the right to vote for women in Colorado. 
Also, feel free to check out these tips from AAUW National:

Have you checked out the latest election resources from the AAUW Action Fund? The Congressional Voting Record (CVR) provides information about senators’ and representatives’ co-sponsorship and votes on AAUW’s issues, including budget and appropriations, economic security, education, and civil rights.
 
  • Voter guides provide nonpartisan information about candidate positions on AAUW's issues. The 2014 AAUW Action Fund voter guides cover nationally significant U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races in nearly 20 states.
  • State ballot initiative and state referenda language can be confusing, and even manipulative, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide to ballot initiatives in several states.
  • Our voter resources page contains an interactive map to look up your rights as a voter in your state and determine if you need to bring any identification with you to the polls. Remember to keep the Election Protection website and hotline, 866.OUR.VOTE (866.687.8683), handy when going to the polls in case you encounter or witness any difficulties.
Check out the guide for your state to learn whether you need to bring identification; what the acceptable forms of ID are, if necessary; where to vote; and other frequently asked questions. 
 
AAUW Colorado e-Network
Quote of the Month

“There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.”  
― Susan B. Anthony
 
 
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Colorado eNetwork Updates


Join our leadership team!
The eNetwork has a few openings on our Coordinating Council for 2015. If you’re looking for a way to contribute your talents to the advancement of our innovative online-only programming for women, we’d love to hear your ideas. Join our bi-monthly meeting coming up in December to see if this is a group you’d like to convene with. We organize webinars, promote AAUW member, and share information via social media, and we’re always seeking new colleagues.
 
See our last meeting notes here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NAFIY-gaG0cH14C5ojl5D11u7u1WSMVrTtdBO8wlIbY/edit) and plan to join us for our next meeting on December 3, 6:30PM MT, to introduce yourself. Dial in to 1-605-475-4000 with passcode 706647#.

AAUW State & National Updates
Branch members whose memberships expired on June 30, 2014, will be dropped from our active-member roster after November 30, 2014. If you haven’t sent in membership dues, please act now so that benefits are not interrupted.
 
November 15: Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award applications andAmerican Fellowship applications are due.
ALERT: Check You Records and Verify Your Branch Membership Now
AAUW membership, benefits, and services will be discontinued for branch and state members who have not renewed their memberships by November 30, 2014. Renew now at http://www.aauw.org/join/ or join at http://co-virtual.aauw.net/become-a-member/.
 
Throw Your Hat in the Ring!
You’re already a leader in AAUW. Take your leadership to the next level, make your voice heard, and apply to run for the AAUW Board of Directors. Applications are due November 1.
 
AAUW National Election: You Decide AAUW’s Future
Help keep AAUW moving in the right direction. Now through December 5, 2014, you can comment on or propose bylaws amendments, Public Policy Program changes, and resolutions that you’d like to see on the ballot in the AAUW National Election in spring 2015. It’s your AAUW, so make your voice count.
 

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