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Welcome to AAUW’s New Mexico Online Branch!

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 $62 ($59 are tax deductible). NM dues are $18.

AAUW-NM Online Branch registration form 29Apr2021

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 August 22. 2021 at 2 pm on Zoom.


Picture A Scientist NOVA, PBS April 2021

Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the US, and numbers are even lower for women of color.

There is a growing group of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists, exposing longstanding discrimination, and leading the way in making science more inclusive. A biologist, a chemist, and a geologist lead viewers on a journey through their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from outright harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, scientific visionaries, including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists, provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

Aired April 14, 2021

Quarterly Meeting is January 31, 2021 at 2 pm

New Mexico Online Branch will meet via Zoom Sunday, January 21, 2021 at 2 pm.
Our guest speaker will be Christine Chandler, 43rd District Representative from
the New Mexico House of Representatives; she represents Los Alamos, Rio Arriba,
Sandoval, and Santa Fe Counties. Christine will give us an update on what’s
happening in the 60 day 2021 session.

New Mexico Elections 2020

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.

2 Minute Activist
It only takes two minutes to send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more. Sign up to get regular alerts to be able to take timely action at the link on the left.

Women Weren’t Given the Vote. They Took It.

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.

100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment at the Roundhouse Feb. 6

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!