The New Mexico Online Branch is a virtual community with members from Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola, Taos, Raton, Las Vegas, Las Cruces, and Carlsbad.
The new branch was officially recognized November 18, 2009. The New Mexico Online Branch (NM8028) brings the total number of active AAUW New Mexico branches to ten.
Contact any of the officers to become a member of the New Mexico Online Branch. Association dues are $59 ($56 are tax deductible). NM dues are $18.
Work Smart Online, a free salary negotiation course to help women better their financial future available to all. Start Now
Text “AAUW” to 21333 to get AAUW Action Alerts via text.
Next meeting Jan. 17. 2021 at 2 pm on Zoom.
League of Women Voters is providing VOTE411 [English] OR VOTE411 [Espanol] information for voters at www.vote411.org
Martha Burk is a New Mexico author who has revised her book Voice, Your Vote: 2020–21 Edition: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Politics, Power, and the Change We Need
Be sure your vote supports your needs.
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Quarterly Online Branch meeting October 18. 2020 via Zoom will focus on education during the Covid-19 pandemic.
July PBS programming:
Vote: American Experience Part I Monday, July 6 at 8 pm MDT and Part II Tuesday, July 7 at 8 pm MDT portrays the epic crusade by American women for the right to vote and celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Warrior Women Monday, July 6 at 10 pm MDT tells the story of American Indian Movement activists.
Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century Tuesday, July 7 at 10 pm MDT examines how female physicians impacted their community.
Unladylike 2020: American Masters Friday, July 10 at 10 pm MDT explores the stories of pioneering women in American politics.
Don’t get PBS? Go to PBS website unladylike2020.com to view short films about unsung women: Maggie Lena Walker became first African American female bank president, Louise Arner Boyd was the first American woman to lead an expedition to the Artic, and Ynes Mexia coolected more than 145,000 plant specimens.
Megan Kamerick is hosting 4 podcasts about New Mexico and the Vote. The first aired June 30.
“Bravery is learned, and like anything learned, it just needs to be practiced.” Watch at https://bit.ly/2QSG10N.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 – 100th Anniversary at the State Capitol
The public is invited to celebrate the 100th anniversary of New Mexico’s ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Enjoy costumes, festivities and refreshments. AAUW members are encouraged to wear white
8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Displays in the West Hall [Visit the AAUW table!]
8:00 – 10:30 am: Legislative Committee Hearings;
10:30 and 11:00 a.m. the House and Senate respectively will pass special legislative memorials celebrating the Suffrage Centennial.
12:30 – 2 pm: Program in the Rotunda: Hear from women leaders including Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Senator Nancy Rodriguez, Senator Liz Stefanics, Representative Gail Chasey and Representative Joanne Ferrary, LWVUS Director Virginia Kase and LWVNM President Hannah Burling. Cake and lemonade, too!
Online members decided to focus on TED talks for 2019-2020 programming.
Penny Boston is the Director of NASA Astrobiology Institute. She was a Tech Trek NM workshop presenter. NASA is planning a 2020 mission to Mars. Watch her TED presentation There Might Just Be Life on Mars
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
After reading the selections, listen to the recorded book discussion on the Jane Addams, IL web site https://janeaddams.il.aauw.net/
Join us in watching PBS Independent Lens: The Providers, Monday, April 8 at 9 pm or Saturday, April 13 at 10 pm.
Follow 3 “country doctors” in rural northern New Mexico, the site of a physician shortage and an opioid epidemic, who work at clinics that offer care for all, regardless of ability to pay.
You’re invited by the AAUW Jane Addams Branch IL to join the webinar, Fight the Wikipedia Gender Gap presented by ERA advocate, A.J. Conroy, February 27 at 8 pm CST.
Learn how women are not represented equally on Wikipedia. See a demonstration of how to become a Wikipedia editor.
To register send an e-mail to aauwJaneAddams@gmail.com
After you register you will receive an email reminder that will contain a link to join the webinar.
Watch the Recording
Awakening in Taos: The Mabel Dodge Luhan Story on PBS Thursday, February 28, 2019.
This made-in-New Mexico documentary relates the untold story of Mabel Dodge Luhan, a remarkable woman 100 years ahead of her time; and her personal evolution into a writer and advocate for the arts, women’s rights and Native American Culture.
Share your thoughts after viewing with us.