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Join Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Monday, January 8, 2018

Join Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus, Monday, January 8, 2018

Alzheimer’s is a Women’s Issue

Women face higher prevalence rates, provide the majority of family caregiving, and represent California’s long-term care workforce

RSVP for the Alzheimer’s Association’s special event with confirmed speakers:

  • Liz Hernandez, celebrity champion and NBC Access Hollywood and E! reporter as well as founder of Worldaful
  • Jennifer Kent, Director, California Department of Health Care Services
  • Pam Montana, national Early Stage Advisor and advocate for those who share a diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Heather Young, PhD, RN, FAAN, founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and member of California’s Future Health Workforce Commission
  • Kaci Fairchild, PhD, clinical assistant professor at Stanford University School of Medicine

Your invitation is here.  To RSVP, please contact or call 916-447-2731.

Read this for Our Interest Groups Calendar, Book Groups Calendar, Branch Birthdays, Printable Articles and Additional Directories for Sale

  • Click here for the Printable Articles
  • Click here for the Interest Group Calendar
  • Click here for the Book Group Calendar
  • Click here for this month’s birthdays

Lastly, a word from our Membership Treasurer Sharon Anderson:

“If you would like a second copy of the Branch Directory, please send cash or a check for $5 (which already includes postage) made out to AAUW Sacramento, and mail it to my address (see the current directory) or call me at 594-7650.”

Potential Interest Groups and Our Showcase by Cherril Peabody

Hope to see you at our Showcase meeting on September 23rd, where you will have the opportunity to sign up for interest groups.

Folks have suggested several new groups that you may be interested in helping to form:

  • A political action group is one which would have group members express support for AAUW positions to their elected officials via letters, postcards or visits.
  • Another related idea is a book group that reads about political topics.
  • A third idea is a group whose members would attend chamber music concerts together.

Interested? Come to the Showcase and sign up. We need engaged and interested members.

All ideas are welcome for new interest groups, just let me know before the meeting, so that I can have a sign-up sheet ready. Contact me at or 916-973-0821. I hope to see you there!

Public Policy Updates by Inger Lindholm

"Aunt Sam"

“Aunt Sam”

This has been a banner year for ballot measures for California. More than $500,000,000 has been spent by private donors, unions, coalitions, building industries and corporations to promote their interests and persuade the public. Moreover, each year the number of qualifying proposals increases. Voters must approve the measures by 55% for constitutional amendments and two-thirds for other measures.

To prepare for the election on Nov. 8, my suggestion would be to pick one or two propositions of interest. You can utilize the following online resources to research your Proposition(s):

What is a ballot measure? A ballot measures is a piece of proposed legislation to be approved or rejected. Propositions/ballot measures are considered a direct democratic process. They are important because they establish laws, can affect outcomes in our daily lives, change culture and can have huge costs or savings to the voter.

Get Your Articles, Branch Programming, Band Interest Group Information for Printing Here!

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Click here to print the latest programming calendar update, including information for Speech Trek, coming up on Feb. 20, 2016.  Their topic this year is “What is gender bias and inequality?  What is its impact on people?  Why should organizations such as AAUW continue to work to change its practice?”

Here is the holiday luncheon form if you wish to pay by check

Here is the IBC Luncheon form.

Interest Groups and Birthday Celebrations

  • Click here for your interest groups
  • Click here to find out who is celebrating their birthday this month!

Membership Matters

Click here for updates on branch membership!

Have you checked out our online calendar?

If you haven’t, please click here.  We try to ensure that everything stays up-to-date.  Contact Angela at if you see gaps.

Want to print most of the articles you see here?

Click here to  print the news articles.