State News

New Board Officers for the AAUW Hawaii Chapter in 2021

                                                    

Joanna Amberger, Board President                             Caroline Kunitake, Board Secretary

                                                       

Hope Bennett, Honolulu Branch President              Pat Gotschalk, Maui Branch President

Social Change Ambassadors

Congratulations to the following twelve changemakers from Hawaii!  They were awarded by AAUW of Hawaii and AAUW Honolulu to get certified as a Social Change Ambassador and be the change they want to see in the workplace.

JesusaJesica Leano Au

Sabra Della-Lucia

Jennifer Dotson

Sharon Heitzenroder

Autumn Raine Hesia

Susannah Lee Kandikatti

Samatha Larson

Atalina Pasi

Laura Viana

Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Joyce Yamada

Vera Zambonelli

Learn more about the Social Change Ambassador Certification program.   

Op-Eds from AAUW Members

Steinbach, Ronja. “Improve campus sex-assault policies.” Honolulu Star Advertiser, 06 June 2021, p. E03. Click link to download article HonoluluStarAdvertiser_20210606_E03_0 (1).

Ma, Sandy and Younghee Overly. “Remote Testimony Worked Well This Session. Now Let’s Make It Even Better.” Honolulu Civil Beat, 17 May 2021, https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/05/remote-testimony-worked-well-this-session-now-lets-make-it-even-better/.

Kunitake, Caroline. “Get Involved With A Public Board Or Commission. They Need You.” Honolulu Civil Beat, 04 April 2021, https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/04/get-involved-with-a-public-board-or-commission-they-need-you/.

Buckovetz, Katherine. “Column: The Paycheck Fairness Act must be passed.” Honolulu Star Advertiser, 21 March 2021, p. 0. Click link to download article PFA Op-Ed Kathy Buckovertz 3.21.21.

Muller, Rosemarie. “Hawaii Still Has Progress To Make In Electing Women Leaders.” Honolulu Civil Beat, 20 January 2021, https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/01/hawaii-still-has-progress-to-make-in-electing-women-leaders/.

Muller, Rosemarie and Joanna Amberger. “Celebrate Women Gaining The Right To Vote.” Honolulu Civil Beat, 28 August 2020, https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/08/celebrate-women-gaining-the-right-to-vote/.

2021 Legislative Session Highlights

The 2021 legislative session closed with Hawaii Women’s Coalition bills becoming law. Not all of the bills are listed below. Here are the three bills in which Hawaii leads the nation.