Welcome to the St. Augustine, FL Branch of AAUW!

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.

Election Information  

AAUW is a non-partisan organization encouraging every citizen to vote.

Ballots must be in the Supervisor of Elections Office by 7:00 PM on Election Day.

Head to Head Voter Guides

Florida Congressional District 4: Deegan [D] – Rutherford [R]

Florida State Representative District 17:  Rogers [D] – Stevenson [R]

Florida State Representative District 24: Morley [D] – Renner [R]

Florida State Senate District 7 – Hudson [R] – Hunter [D]

AAUW Action Fund’s Issue Guide:     It’s My Vote, I Will Be Heard

Florida Constitutional Amendments on November 3 Ballot

Here’s information to get up to speed.

TYPE TITLE SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
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

Source:  ballotpedia.org

Resources for more information

State of Florida resources

Official political party sites

Women’s Economic Security


Florida State Senate District 7 - Hudson [R] - Hunter [D]
2020-State-7-Senate-Election-Head-to-Head-Voter-Guide-Template (1) Revised


 

Op-Ed in Florida Courier, April 24, 2020

Florida Black Women Who Are Essential Workers Are Economically Insecure

NEWLY RELEASED!    WOMEN’S ECONOMIC INSECURITY REPORT FOR FLORIDA

Full Report:

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

Executive Summary: Black Working Women in Florida

Full Report: Florida’s Hispanic Women – Striving But Not Economically Thriving

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

Florida’s Hispanic Women – Striving But Not Economically Thriving:  Executive Summary

Work Smart Salary Negotiation Online Training      Free

 

Know Your Rights: Workplace Sexual Harassment



Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion, and it applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including federal, state, and local governments. Even with Title VII’s protections, many people across the country still face sexual harassment in their workplaces.



 

Final Florida Report Gatta

The Lily – article


  

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Lunch Bunch –

To Be Continued in the Future