AAUW Texas includes the state organization and local branches in four districts, working for equity for women and girls in schools, on campuses, and in our communities.
Nominations open for the 2022-2024 Board of Directors
Any AAUW Texas branch, branch board, or individual member may propose the name of one or more candidates for any AAUW Texas elected officer for the AAUW Texas Board of Directors. The individual member must be a member of AAUW Texas. Self-nomination is permitted.
The following positions are the elected officers:
State President Vice President of Programs
Finance Officer Vice President of Membership
Secretary Vice President AAUW Funds
District Representatives: (North, South, Central, and West)
Anyone who proposes a candidate for nomination or is a reference for the candidate is requested to share their first-hand knowledge or personal experience relative to the leadership abilities of the candidate. Send this information to the Nominating Committee Chair no later than October 1, 2021.
Nomination forms can be found at: AAUW-TX-Nomination-Form-2021 (PDF)
Zoom Conference Calls
Calls will begin at 6:00 P.M. and take place in: September – November – March – June
September 7: Membership with Barbara Cager
September 9: AAUW Funds/Fundraising with Margie Poole
September 14: Public Policy with Pat Rehm
September 16: Program with Terry Whaley
Please RSVP to the Board Member who is hosting to receive the Zoom link. Remember that Zoom calls can be accessed by phone for anyone unable to connect virtually.
Due to Covid -19 restrictions on in-person meetings, the 2020-2022 AAUW Texas Board is using the funds set aside for SHARE to reimburse branches for the purchase of a one year contract to a service such as Zoom. Send your invoice to the state treasurer, Diane Roberts, for reimbursement.
Public Policy Update of the Texas 2021 Legislative Session Update
The status of 17 bills:
• HB 1927: Permitless carry of handguns Bill signed into law
• SB 8: Fetal “heartbeat” bill Bill signed into law
• SB 1: State budget Bill signed into law
• SB 3: Winter storm response Bill signed into law
• HB 3979: Critical race theory in schools Bill signed into law
• SB 4: National anthem bill Bill signed into law
• HB 5: Broadband expansion Bill signed into law
• HB 1280: Ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned Bill signed into law
• HB 1239: Protecting churches from closure during disasters Bill signed into law
Vetoed or Failed
• SB 7: Voting restrictions Bill failed to pass or was vetoed
• SB 29: Transgender students and school sports Bill failed to pass or was vetoed
• SB 1311: Revoke physician’s medical licenses for providing gender-affirming medical care Bill
Failed to pass or was Vetoed
• SB 10: Taxpayer-funded lobbying Bill failed to pass or was vetoed
• SB 12: Social media expression bill Bill failed to pass or was vetoed
• SB 1529: Statewide appeals court Bill failed to pass or was vetoed
• HB 20: Changes to bail Bill failed to pass or was vetoed
• HB 3: Governor’s pandemic powers
AAUW 2020 By the Numbers
AAUW ELECTION RESULTS
Julia T. Brown – Board Chair
Malinda Gaul – Board Vice-Chair
Elizabeth Haynes – Board Member
Joseph Bertolino – Board Member
PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES were approved by 92% of voters.
BYLAWS TO REMOVE THE COLLEGE-DEGREE MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT received 63%. 66.6% was needed for approval so the change did not pass.
Each of the AAUW Equity Network Webinars are Topic Specific and Very Informative
University Woman Texas Newsletters are Online
Our newsletter, the University Woman Texas (UWT) is published four times a year. All branch members with an e-mail address registered with AAUW on the Membership Services Database are e-mailed the UWT online link as soon as it is published.
Salary Negotiation Workshops
Check out the Start Smart and Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops offered by AAUW