It's Election Time!

We know that the voting system can be difficult to master, so please enjoy this "how-to" video to help you through the process. Remember: if you want a paper ballot, be sure to allow plenty of time before the polls close on May 8th! 



You should have already received your personal voting code and instructions via the email we have for you. If not please remember the following:

  • The email is from AAUW CA Ballot (Vote-Now).  
  • Check your "spam" folder or your "trash" if you don't see it in your Inbox. Vote-Now will be repeating the email blast every few days until the voting period ends.
  • If you are using an email address from Earthlink, Prodigy, Roadrunner (, or other "smaller" email companies, they may not be easily recognized by the Vote-Now system. The easiest solution might be to provide an alternative email address that uses Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc.
  • If you prefer a paper ballot, be sure to request it as soon as possible to allow time for it to be processed.

For questions or further assistance contact Nominations & Elections:


 Our 2015 Candidates 


AAUW California candidates were introduced at Annual Meeting, April 18 in Manhattan  Beach

Front row: pictured from 2nd left: Donna Mertens, Helene Carr, Pat Ferrer. Back row, pictured from left: Charmen Goehring, Lynne Batchelor, Nancy Mahr, Deanna Arthur. Not shown: Ainsley Nies.

National candidates from California: far left, Alicia Hetman and far right Judy Pfeil. Photo by Jim Doty.

Voting Codes have been emailed for both elections and voting periods are open. 




What's New

International Women's Day in Torrance

May 03, 2015
AAUW-Torrance has celebrated International Women’s Day to honor women’s progress in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. 
Understanding one’s cultural heritage is very important in today's multicultural consciousness. Dr. Sipra Sengupta explained the Women’s progress in various areas in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The speaker talked about women’s progress and achievements in Education, Professional, Social and Cultural area. She compared the urban with rural progress The Q&A Session was very engaging between Speaker and the Audience. 
AAUW Global Connection:
When a woman is educated and empowered, she starts a ripple effect in her community. This is true all over the world.  
L to R: Athena Cormier President AAUW-Torrance, Dr. Sipra Sengupta, Jamie Watson Program VP, Gloria Liu AAUW Fund VP, Indrani Chatterjee Treasurer, Michele Croci Member 

Speech Trek Finals held April 18

April 20, 2015

 The final 2015 speech contest was held during the AAUW CA Annual Meeting. Each finalist presented her 5-6 minute speech concerning the value of a 4 year college degree, and the judges were faced with a difficult task. 

Pictured are (from left): 1st place winner Emma Harrington ($1500), sponsored by the Napa Branch; Sydney Jones, 2nd place ($1000), from the Sonora Branch; Ciera Miller, 3rd place ($500), sent by the Sacramento Branch.

This was the 8th annual Speech Trek, a memorial to Eleanor Stem Allen, whose husband Gray Allen is the contest sponsor.

The topic for the 2015-16 Speech Trek Contest is Gender Bias and Inequality

Perhaps your branch will have the winning entrant.  Start looking for that student now!

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