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AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon CA Foundation


_For almost 70 years, the La Mesa Branch has been active in our community and when we merged with the El Cajon Branch in the mid 1990s, our Branch became one of the largest in the state.  We have maintained our involvement in the community over the years.
_We are in the local schools during March  for Women in History month and also in May for Career Day for 5th grade girls.
-We have networked with
League of Women Voters and other like-minded community organizations.
_Longtime members can be proud of our achievements which continue to attract new members dedicated to our mission to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.
_We provide scholarships for women in our local colleges.
AAUW Fund provides national fellowships, scholarships and grants for advance university degrees.
_We fund a Tech Trek science camp for middle school girls to enhance their learning opportunities in STEAM.
_We host — -_Speech Trek contests for high school students in February.
_First Female is an essay contest for high school girls held in March.
_International Affairs informs us about women around the world such as the Women Peacemakers.
_Public Policy provides us with up-to-date info on women’s rights.
_Our Branch established our Foundation in 2005 to provide yearly funding for our programs.  The San Diego Foundation manages our funds and dispenses annual dividends to our Foundation for our scholarship programs.
_Donations are welcome in any amount at any time.  Life Membership is given to those who donate $1000 or more. You may become a Life Member over time  or as a bequest in your Will or Trust.  The bigger our fund grows, the bigger our annual distribution is.
_Information about our own 501(c)3 is listed below:
Incorporated 1/8/2005-State of California  #274743
Federal Tax Exemption12/l/2005 EID#41-2171383

AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon Branch Welcomes You!

AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon empowers women and girls by advocating for more women in leadership positions, closing the gender pay gap, and preventing sexual harassment & discrimination. AAUW local, national, and international scholarships educate and support girls in entering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) careers.  We accomplish our goals through research, education, and advocacy.  LMEC Branch has been actively engaged in equity for all since the nineteen fifties.

The Supreme Court Finally Addresses the Rizo Case … in Part. 

Aileen Rizo’s Fight for Fair Pay Continues.

On August 30, 2018, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools filed a petition for appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States to challenge the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which had found in favor of Aileen Rizo’s Equal Pay Act case. The Ninth Circuit had held that using prior salary alone, as a “factor other than sex” or in combination with other factors, cannot justify a wage differential under the Equal Pay Act.

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Join Two-Minute Activist Mobile today!

Members of AAUW’s Action Network receive urgent e-mail notices when their advocacy is needed most and spring to action. Last year, Two-Minute Activists sent over 200,000 messages to their members of Congress, ensuring our mission of gender equity was heard in the halls of power. Now, we are thrilled to announce the next step in AAUW advocacy: Two-Minute Activist Mobile. Read more.