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December 2018
Happy holidays! With your support, it’s been a banner year for AAUW. Thanks for helping us achieve so many successes, including:

  • Helping 40 states and Washington, D.C., introduce or consider pay-equity legislation, and six to pass laws (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Vermont, and Washington).
  • Joining Kansas City Mayor Sly James and the Women’s Foundation to launch Work Smart in Kansas City, the first phase of a large-scale initiative to train 1 million to negotiate for better salaries across Kansas and Missouri.
  • Launching the free, online version of Work Smart, which is instrumental in our efforts to close the gender pay gap by 2030.
  • Supporting plaintiff Aileen Rizo in Rizo v. Fresno County Office of Education, a critical court decision in the fight for equal pay. In April, after AAUW joined an amicus brief to help move the case forward, the Ninth Circuit ruled that using prior salary alone wasn’t enough to justify a wage differential — a huge leap forward in addressing compensation inequity.

We’re setting our sights even higher for 2019. Next year, we’ll continue to prioritize the economic security of all women and ensure that business leaders, educators, and lawmakers do the same. And we’ll work closely with the members of the 116th Congress — a record number of whom are women — to adopt a robust equity agenda. We’re deeply appreciative of your continued support of AAUW’s mission and we are so proud that you stand with us! 

Best wishes for the New Year,

Kendra Davis Kendra Davis Signature
Kendra L. Davis, 
Senior Vice President of Advancement and Partnerships

Have you moved, changed your phone number or email address recently? If so  you must change your contact information with AAUW in order to continue to receive Outlook, FloriVision, Public Policy Alerts, etc and if you are an officer to continue to receive timely information pertinent to your position.  It’s easy to do this.  Follow the instructions below.

Log on to and click on the login listing at the top of the page.  If you don’t know your member number click on forgot AAUW Member ID and follow the directions. Once you are logged in and have entered your password or created one, go to the Search area near the top of the right hand side of the page  Type in MSD and enter. You may also Click on MSD near the center of the navigation bar and then on Enter Member Services Database.  From then on follow the directions beginning right under Your Contact Information. It is probably a good idea to copy down your member number and password.


Remember to send your new member forms to AAUW and Kathy VanderVliet, AAUW Florida’s Director for Finance, in a timely manner utilizing the Member Services Database (MSD) in the AAUW website  and the Florida Form available in either Excel, Microsoft Word or pdf on this site. New or late renewing members will not receive FloriVision or Outlook until their dues are submitted to AAUW and AAUW Florida.  It takes about 2 weeks for membership forms to be processed by AAUW National. Beginning on March 16th new members may join and be members for the last few months of this year and all of next.

Are you looking for ways to grow your branch?

Click here to learn about Membership resources, and find other great campaign building tools for your branch!

To explain AAUW’s history to prospective members, gather information from the AAUW Online Museum.  Become familiar with all the benefits and discounts available to all AAUW members by visiting the Membership Section at and clicking on Benefits to AAUW Members on the left hand menu.


If you are interested in recruiting a college or university partner for your branch and AAUW investigate the College/University Partner page listed on the left hand menu of the Membership page.

There are Programs in a Box on Forming an AAUW Student Organization, Campus Sexual Assault and Smart Start.  One way to locate these is to enter Program in a Box in the search block on the upper right hand side of an AAUW page.

The date for the 2019 Annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders will be May 29 – June 1. It will be held on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park. Early bird registration is available until midnight February 15th.  This is a $120 savings less than the regular price. To learn more about the conference go to For information about any aspects of the College/University program contact  Susan Cornehl, AAUW Florida College/University Chair.

If the bi-monthly Mission & Action e-News wasn’t in your email you can read the most recent issue and older issues in the AAUW site under Resources and Newsletters. If doesn’t come to your mail box your spam to see if it is there.