Free Watch Party! September 8 at 6:PM
Join us as we watch film “Rigged: the Voter Suppression Playbook.”
Plant a Yard Sign for Women!
August 26, 2020, was the 100th Anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment. After 60 years of organizing, meeting, protesting, lobbying, and marching, women in every state were officially granted the legal right to vote. Of course, it took almost four more decades for women of color to be able to fully exercise that right. 100th Anniversary programs, proclamations, websites, and celebrations were planned across the nation, but many public events had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.
Kirkwood–Webster Groves AAUW wants to shout it to our neighbors, and we invite your organization to join us! Our project, Plant a Yard Sign for Women, thanks the suffragists and is a subtle reminder that women have not always had a voice in local, state, and national government.
The Kirkwood-Webster branch has designed a celebratory sign in the colors of the U.S. suffragist movement and are printing 500 signs that we hope members of women’s organizations will also want to purchase and display in their yard, window, community centers, or meetings. This is NOT a political project, and this is NOT a partisan effort. The sign is generic and has no display expiration date. Our branch is purchasing signs for our members; your organization may choose to do the same or purchase signs and resell them. We will coordinate the orders and distribution of the signs as well as publicity for the sign blitz. Contact us for more information or download and send in the order form.
Let’s celebrate our right to vote and show the St. Louis area how important this is to St. Louis women! Wouldn’t it be fabulous to see signs all over the area celebrating women and the vote!
Proclamations Acknowledging the
Centennial of the 19th Amendment
City proclamations are part of the ongoing work of the State Centennial Committee & branches all over the State. Great job! Read proclamation language by clicking here.
Click on a photo to get a better view of it.
- Pat Shores, Sage Taber, and Jan Horner, and Bob Nation, who is Mayor of Chesterfield in St. Louis County.
- Lynne Roney poses with the Mayor of the City of Clayton, St. Louis County, the Honorable Michelle Harris.
- AAUW’s Pat Shores & Janet Scott; Mayor of the City of St. Louis Lyda Krewson; from the League of Women Voters Nancy Miller, Louise Wilkerson, & Jean Dugan.
- In the photo of the Kirkwood City Council, you can’t miss the Kirkwood-Webster branch’s yard sign being used as a virtual background by Council Member Wallace Ward! Proclamation is being read into the record by the Council.
- Sage Taber, Pat Shores, and Jan Horner show off the latest proclamation bestowed by (you guessed it!) the City of Baldwin in St. Louis County.
Inclusion & Equity
AAUW seeks to guarantee inclusiveness, equity, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society. Click this link to learn more about our Missouri Inclusion & Equity Committee.
Women typically are paid 80 percent of what men are paid. Use AAUW’s free Work Smart online workshop to learn how to ask for more.
Visit and then join a branch to participate in the activities that are “breaking through barriers for women and girls!”
AAUW Mission: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
AAUW Vision: Equity for all.
AAUW Values: Nonpartisan. Fact-based. Integrity. Inclusion and intersectionality.
When women vote we change the conversation. AAUW has a long history of holding legislators accountable for how they vote on AAUW priority issues. AAUW is nonpartisan. We do not support any candidate or party, but we do follow the issues important to women and girls and families. Click on the “advocate” tab for important information.
NEWS ABOUT PAY EQUITY IN MISSOURI!
AAUW and the Women’s Foundation are working together in Kansas City to train 1 million women in salary negotiation! Read the news release about the Work Smart program.
Visit the Branches—Forms for branches pages to get applications and information for your branch to apply for grants and awards.
AAUW is committed to Every Voice, Every Vote. We can only do that if every citizen can exercise the right to vote. We are celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, in which women in every state were officially granted the legal right to vote. However, it took four decades for women of color to fully exercise their voting rights. AAUW is pushing hard for state legislation and the federal John R. Lewis Advancement Act. These legislative actions would restore voting procedures that were stripped away in 2013 from the 1965 Voting Rights Act. AAUW is one of 155 civil rights organizations urging immediate congressional action on voting rights.
Important Dates for the November Elections:
September 22 – Absentee voting starts, and National Voter Registration Day
October 7 – Last day to register to vote
October 14 – Recommended deadline to apply to vote absentee due to possible mail delays
October 21 – Official deadline to apply to vote absentee
November 3 – Election Day
Please reach out to Karen Francis (See directory for contact info), if you have any questions about voting.