Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The House Heard You! Take Action!

Thanks to you, AAUW Action Network members who made their voices heard this week, the House just passed the National Women's History Museum Act (H.R. 1700). You spoke out, and your representatives listened! AAUW is extremely excited to celebrate this victory with you.

While a permanent museum to celebrate women's role in history still does not exist in our nation's Capital, we're getting closer. The House passage of this legislation is a critical step towards the allowing the National Women's History Museum to purchase land across from the National Mall for the purpose of building a museum in appreciation of women's many accomplishments and contributions to our nation. AAUW strongly supports H.R. 1700 and is a proud member of the NWHM Coalition, a group of national women's professional and service organizations committed to supporting the NWHM mission.

Thank you again for making your voice heard and moving AAUW's mission forward. We know we can count on your support when this bill moves to the Senate as well.

Lanesboro cultural trip highlights!

Eight adventurous AAUW travelers enjoyed exploring Lanesboro and nearby towns for charm, eating, shopping and theatre-going. Schmidt, McGinn, Lundstrom, Kershner, Sweder, Jacobson, Jacklitch and Jensen recommend: Aroma Pie shoppe in Whalan, Jailhouse Inn in Preston, Commonweal Theatre and Vintage Restaurant and great shops in Lanesboro, as well as historical revelations at the Orphanage in Owatonna.