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The Spring/Convention Issue of the Marylander is here.
Because pandemic precautions continue, we will hold the 2021 AAUW Maryland annual convention virtually over two days: Saturday, May 22, 10:00 am – 12:45 pm and Sunday, May 23, from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm. Register online. To register by mail, send this registration form to Edie Allison, 11224 Troy Road, Rockville, MD 20852. More…
A Conversation with Lisa Maatz – Saturday, April 24, 10am
Let’s Discuss What’s Happening in Washington and Voting Rights .AAUW Maryland invites you to a virtual conversation on April 24th. Our special guest is Lisa Maatz who will present a legislative update with an emphasis on voting rights.
Ms. Maatz is AAUW’s former Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy (2002-2017), a frequent speaker on Capitol Hill with a reputation for strategic approaches to legislation and advocacy at all levels. She has led several coalition efforts including organizing around issues related to higher ed, K-12 education, voting rights, equal pay, ending gender-based violence, educational equity and Title IX, hate crimes, STEM and women’s rights, just to name a few. Her nonprofit career began when she was named Executive Director of Turning Point, a domestic violence program recognized for excellence by the Ohio Supreme Court. She’s a graduate of Ohio State University holding two Master’s degrees. She’s held adjunct appointments at major universities and served as a legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Currently Ms. Maatz is the Senior Advisor for Ohio Citizen Action, a group that organizes and mobilizes people to advocate for public interests, as well as the Community Manager Online for Real Voices Matter whose members offer support, share ideas and discuss the important issues of the day through civil dialogue and authentic storytelling.
You’ve likely heard that many states (at least 28) are working to enact laws to make voting more difficult, especially for mail-in voters. This should raise a lot of red flags for all of us especially after we had such high numbers of Americans voting by mail during the pandemic. There’s talk of adding photo ID requirements for mail-in ballots, banning ballot drop boxes, and requiring a witness or notary for mail-in ballots. You’ve likely heard that it is now illegal for volunteers to give food or water to those waiting in line to vote in the state of Georgia. There is also talk of eliminating voters who don’t participate in two consecutive election cycles from the list of those allowed to vote early. Let’s talk about it!
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Meeting ID: 820 5666 6556
Or Dial: 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 820 5666 6556
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The Late Nancy Grace Roman Honored by the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame and NASA
AAUW Maryland 2016 Woman of Distinction Nancy Grace Roman was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame on March 19, 2020. Unfortunately, the ceremony was cancelled. The full biography of each of the Hall of Fame inductees ii on the website of the Maryland State Archives. The Maryland Commission for Women also hope to recognize the honorees at the August 26, 2020 Women’s Centennial Summit and hope that you will attend that conference. Watch the Maryland Commission for Women website for more information about that event.d improve your financial future!
On May 20, 2020, NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Dr. Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. The newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or Roman Space Telescope, for short – is set to launch in the mid-2020s. It will investigate long-standing astronomical mysteries, such as the force behind the universe’s expansion, and search for distant planets beyond our solar system. Read more.