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.
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. https://www.aauw.org/resource/two-minute-activist-mobile/
AAUW LMEC PUBLIC POLICYOPENING EVENT Friday September 22nd 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
La Mesa Police Department Community Room
8085 UniversityAvenue La Mesa, CA A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENDER POLITICS
Dr. Doreen Mattingly, Professor and Chair,Women’s Studies Department, SDSU Doreen Mattingly’s newest book is A Feminist in the White House: Midge
Costanza, the Carter Years, and Culture Wars. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Through the lens of Constanza’s story, readers catch a unique perspective of the rise of debates which have defined the feminist movement and sexual politics to this very day. Mattingly also reveals a wider, but heretofore neglected, narrative of the complex era of gender politics in the late 1970’s Washington – a history which continues to resonate in politics today.