September Newsletter: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Time is running out!

Volunteers needed to staff voter registration table on campus

Did you know Tennessee ranks 42nd in the nation for voter turnout among women? AAUW needs your help to register voters and change the climate for women and girls—and time is running out! The last day to register to vote in the November election is October 7.

Donate just two hours of your time to help us make the AAUW difference.

Monday, October 3

MTSU Honors College

Three shifts available:
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM      10:00 AM – 12:00 PM      12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Contact Nancy James, AAUW Murfreesboro Public Policy Chair, with questions or to volunteer. Nancy can be reached by email at or by phone at 615-898-2970.

Mission Ready Poll

Why did you join AAUW?
How can you help AAUW fulfill our mission to level the playing field?
And what can AAUW do for you?

Click here to take the Mission Ready poll—for new and long time members alike—and let us know what you think.
Come meet the women of AAUW for a scrumptious bite to eat at local woman-owned bakery and cafe, Simply Pure Sweets. Let's chat over a glass of wine about what we can do to make a difference for women and girls in Murfreesboro and beyond.

This is the perfect event for new and prospective members; bring a friend!

$10 cover charge at the door includes the cost of a selection of hors d'oeuvres and dessert. Vegetarian options available.

And don't forget to BYOB—"bring your own bottle" of wine!
Thursday, October 13
5:30 PM
Simply Pure Sweets
118 N Walnut St
Off the downtown Murfreesboro square
RSVP on Facebook!
The branch kicked off our fall programming with a powerful panel discussion on policy issues facing women and children at the state level. Moderator Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, former Executive Director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, brought her years of expertise to leading the discussion. We learned from prominent members of state-wide women's organizations about policy priorities, how to talk to our elected officials, and what we can do to make a difference. (Hint: get out and vote!)

Couldn't make it out? No problem: the panel was recorded and will be available on our website soon.
From the left: our four panelists; Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, moderator; Dia Cirillo, President of AAUW Murfreesboro; and Gloria Bonner of MTSU.
Panelists included, from left to right, Zulfat Suara of Business and Professinal Women of Tennessee, Sara Beth Meyers of AWAKE, Peggy Swann of AAUW, and Emily Passini of the Women's Political Collaborative.
The audience had some time to ask compelling questions of our panelists. We learned so much about effective methods for getting important legislation passed on Capitol Hill, as well as details about the legislation itself.
Big thanks to new branch member L'Oreal Stephens for the above photographs. Welcome to AAUW, L'Oreal!
Branch members Dr. Mary Magada-Ward and Zada Law, along with AAUW MTSU student organization president Jennifer Crow, gave a warm welcome to panel attendees at the front door.
Copyright © 2016 AAUW Murfreesboro (TN) Branch, all rights reserved.

AAUW Murfreesboro
PO Box 330323
Murfreesboro, TN 37133

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