Please join us for our joint meeting with Shawnee Mission on Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m. on Zoom!
We will welcome guest speaker Sara Bly who will describe and answer questions about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact will guarantee the U.S. Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Compact ensures that every vote, in every state, will matter in every presidential election. The Compact is a state-based approach that preserves the Electoral College, state control of elections and the power of the states to control how the President is elected.
Questions may already arise (e.g. How can the legislation work so that the candidate with the most votes across the whole country is elected and yet not change the existing electoral college method?) To that end, you are encouraged to submit questions beforehand to Jo Denton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-449-7258.
Sara is a volunteer with the National Popular Vote organization (www.nationalpopularvote.com) and served on the executive committee for the successful National Popular Vote campaign in Oregon.
Join the Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81078070174
At 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 14, Carol Cowles, AAUW-KC Public Policy, will introduce Alice Kitchen at the weekly forum held by All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (virtually this year).
Alice will be presenting the report that she, Patti Jachowicz, Gail James, and Carol Cowles have prepared to show Mayor Lucas and members of the City Council where we believe Kansas City ranks in addressing discrimination against women. Click here to read the seven-page report.
This forum offers us a chance to raise the profile of AAUW as well as inform our community about the work we are doing. Here is the link for details about the forum and presenters: https://allsoulskc.org/sunday-mornings/uu-forum-weekly/ Alice will be in good company!
The 2020 Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award event was held online on October 4th. This year’s award was presented to Andrea Warren for Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. First and second runner-ups, respectively, Shawn Pavey for his book of poetry Survival Tips for the Pending Apocalypse and Gary DeRigne for Angie’s War. Congratulations to these winning authors and all of the local authors who were nominated in 2020.
Special thanks to our keynote speaker Robert F. Sommer, author and 2019 Thorpe Menn award winner, storyteller Anita K. Parran, president of KK Charles Communications and Thorpe Menn reading and event committee members.
If you would like to nominate an author for the 2021 award, please go to the “Events” tab for guidelines and instructions. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2021.
President – Joanie Shores
President Elect – Luna Mukherjee
Membership Chairs – Hortense Burr, Pat Taylor
Secretary – Corinne Mahaffey
Finance Officer – Linda Berube
Communications Chair – Stefanie Hatfield
Funds Chair – Ellen Johnson
Public Policy Chairs – Patty Cahill, Lee Rathbone-McCuane
College/University Chair, Re-Entry and Women’s Center Liaison – Stephanie Holthaus
Thorpe Menn Chairs – Corinne Mahaffey, Carrie Maidment, Jane McClain, Anita Parran
Wagy Fund Chair – Ellen Johnson
The AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop, hosted by the UMKC Women’s Center, will be offered as a Zoom “virtual” event on Thursday, May 7, 5–6:30 p.m.
It is free; however, registration is required here. For more information, contact Arzie Umali at email@example.com.