We are a club of about 90-100 active and diverse women in the Marysville and Yuba City areas of Sutter and Yuba Counties in Northern California. There are many opportunities in our branch for fun and education including monthly branch meetings with outstanding speakers, bridge, writing, books, travel, play reading, and traveling gourmet sections, as well as advocacy and action groups. Our annual fundraiser, the AAUW GARDEN TOUR, Is the first Saturday in May. Download/view the Garden Tour 2017 poster here!
AAUW Membership is open to anyone holding an associate’s (or equivalent e.g. RN), bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Our branch was chartered in 1955 and has been changing our local area ever since with our STEM Conference for 8th grade girls, Tech Trek science camp for 7th grade girls, and college scholarships. We hope that you will join us.
In January, Congressman John Garamendi invited some of our branch leaders to meet with him in Yuba City to discuss some of the issues we are concerned about.
In April, the speaker for our Annual Meeting was Amanda Hopper, the Sutter County District Attorney, who spoke about MAKING OUR COMMUNITY SAFER.
Faces of Student Debt
AAUW’s new research report Deeper In Debt has shown that women bare a disproportionate amount of student debt. These six women invested in themselves and their future by pursuing higher education. But those degrees came at large price. Read more.
Mother’s Equal Pay Day
Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 73 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s a persistent problem for all women, not just mothers, working in America. This month Mother’s Equal Pay Day is May 23. Read more.
GIVE A MEMBERSHIP GIFT TO A NEW GRADUATE
Do you know any new college graduates? What better gift can you give than a FREE one-year AAUW membership! As an AAUW member you have the power to gift ANY number of free one-year AAUW memberships to recent college graduates. Give one, give 100, or give 1,000! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Read more.
Millions of people around the globe are the victims of human trafficking in the form of sex or labor trafficking, human rights violations, etc. AAUW believes that there is a need for national and international policies against human trafficking that promote peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development, and security for all people. The State Policy Sex Trafficking Tool Kit outlines three key state policy priorities — hotline posting requirements, safe harbor laws, and vacatur laws — to identify and combat sex trafficking.Download and read more…