vote-button-tippedPublic Policy Program
Tuesday, October 18
Social Time begins at 9:30
Program at 10:00


A glut of propositions will confront voters in this year’s November election…17 to be exact.  And that doesn’t even include local/community initiatives.

Your ballot can be intimidating, particularly with the countless ways supporters and opponents try to spin the propositions to their advantage. It is estimated that California voters will endure close to $100 million in television advertisements about these measures before casting ballots in the November 8 election.

Are you prepared to make an informed choice about whether to:

  • repeal the death penalty
  • make it easier to execute someone by setting time limits on appeals
  • legalize recreational marijuana
  • impose a tax surcharge on the wealthy
  • place limits on prescription drug costs
  • impose background checks for people wanting to buy ammunition

If you strive to be an informed voter, join us on October 18th as representatives from the League of Women Voters present the Pros and Cons of the Propositions on this year’s ballot. They will provide materials with more specific information about each issue so you can make an informed choice at the polls.

You will be able to participate in lively small group discussions and clarify (or change!) your opinion.
This meeting is open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors!

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As of September 2016
Monthly OML meetings will be held at the
Orinda Community Church
Fellowship Hall
10 Irwin Way, Orinda 94563

And a NEW TIME     9:30 a.m.  Social     10-12 a.m  Meeting

PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN AN UPPER LOT which is marked with “Event Parking” arrows. Please leave parking in the lower lot available for anyone with mobility issues.  Thanks for helping everyone attend who need closer access to the Fellowship Hall.

AAUW Annual Fall Funds Luncheon  October 29, 2016

It’s the time of year when we honor our Fellowship and Grant recipients, along with their extraordinary research accomplishments.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
(Registration 11:30 a.m.)
711 Silver Lake Drive
Crow Canyon Country Club
Danville, CA 94526

Click here for Online Reservation Form
Click here for mail in Reservation Form

Run like a Girl: Women Presidential Candidates throughout History

Read all about women who have paved the way for women in leadership.


Public Policy NEWS

AAUW CA Takes Position on Ballot Initiatives
The November ballot in California will contain 17 ballot measures. The AAUW CA Public Policy Committee reviewed and evaluated those related to AAUW’s priorities and mission and took a position on five:

  • Proposition 51, support: School Bonds. Funding for K-12 and Community College Facilities
  • Proposition 52, support: The Medi-Cal Funding and Accountability Act. Hospital fees that help fund Medi-Cal
  • Proposition 53, oppose: Voter approval on specified bonds
  • Proposition 55, support: Extend taxes for schools voted in Proposition 30
  • Proposition 58, support: The California Multilingual Education Act. Allows structured bilingual education programs for English learners

Latest AAUW Report

barriers-and-biasWhy do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, explores this question, drawing from scholarly research and paying special attention to stereotypes and bias. The report provides recommendations for individuals and those in the education, corporate, and political sectors to contribute to an environment in which gender is no longer a barrier to leadership.


Our branch serves Orinda, Moraga, and Lafayette, small California towns nestled in rolling hills about 15 miles east of San Francisco. We have much to offer our members, including activities, events, interest groups, and educational opportunities.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that advances equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW has more than 170,000 members and supporters in 1000 branches across the United States and 800 college/university members. It lobbies and advocates for education and equity for women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected by the AAUW public policy program and our support for AAUW Funds. Read more about AAUW Funds.