My latest call-to-action from AAUW’s Two-minute Activist was to contact Senator Cruz about opposing the nomination of the latest proposed candidate to lead the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, on the grounds that this man hadn’t demonstrated a willingness or ability to actually enforce civil rights laws! The Office for Civil Rights is responsible for enforcing Title IX, and we’ve been shown time and time again the atrocities that have occurred from non-enforcement. I’m grateful that AAUW keeps me well-informed and up-to-date on national issues affecting women, and appreciative that Two-minute Activist makes it easy for my voice to be heard by my elected officials. If you want a quick and simple way to affect positive change for women, please sign-up for Two-minute Activist on the AAUW.org national website. AAUW is a non-partisan organization, and doesn’t endorse candidates or parties, but works to ensure that all our elected officials espouse AAUW’s mission of equity for women and girls. Together our voices ring out loud and strong!
Anne Amador, WHC Branch President