The St. Augustine Branch of the AAUW –
- Instrumental in the building of the first library in St. Johns County.
- Spearheaded the formation of Learn to Read in St. Johns County.
- Established scholarships for students who have completed their first year of college.
- Initiated a Read-A-Loud Program in local schools.
- Started STEM Spark, a STEM career event for middle school girls to meet women STEM professionals.
- Instrumental in supporting three research studies on Women’s Economic Security.
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|CICA||Amendment 1||Suffrage||States in the state Constitution that only U.S. citizens can vote in federal, state, local, or school elections|
|CICA||Amendment 2||Minimum wage||Increases the state minimum wage to $15 by 2026|
|CICA||Amendment 3||Elections||Establishes a top-two open primary system for state office primary elections|
|CICA||Amendment 4||Direct democracy||Requires voter-approved constitutional amendments to be approved by voters at a second general election|
|LRCA||Amendment 5||Taxes||Increases the period during which a person may transfer “Save Our Homes” benefits to a new homestead property from two years to three years|
|LRCA||Amendment 6||Taxes||Allows a homestead property tax discount to be transferred to the surviving spouse of a deceased veteran|
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Women’s Economic Security
Op-Ed in Florida Courier, April 24, 2020
NEWLY RELEASED! WOMEN’S ECONOMIC INSECURITY REPORT FOR FLORIDA
Working Black Women in Florida and Economic Insecurity: A Story of Racial and Gender Inequality by Mary Gatta, PhD with Jessica Horning, MSSW April 2020
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Flagler, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Sarasota and
and Tampa Branches supported this research through AAUW-Florida state grants, and the Weston
branch supporting through member contributions
Dr. Mary Gatta, PhD with Jessica Horning, MSSW May 12, 2019
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Daytona Beach, Jacksonville and St. Augustine Branches supported this report and infographics through financial support from members and a grant from AAUW Florida
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