2023 AAUW of Hawaii Lobby Day
Members of AAUW of Hawaii convened at the Hawaii State Capitol on March 15th, 2023 to advocate with Hawaii state legislators for the equal pay bill, SB1057. We also joined Planned Parenthood Advocates Alliance Hawaii to advocate for reproductive rights bills including SB1.
SB1 became a Hawaii state law on March 22, 2023 effective immediately. See the state level abortion policies post Roe. We know we are fortunate to live in a state with abortion access. SB1057 became a Hawaii state law on July 5, 2023 effective January 1, 2024. See research on how pay transparency improves business outcome and productivity. Mahalo to the state legislators, governor and AAUW partners for their leadership and support.
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2022 AAUW of Hawaii State Convention
It was inspiring to be a part of a community across the Hawaiian islands committed to advocating for the women and girls of Hawai’i. Mahalo to AAUW Hilo for hosting the convention, the wonderful speakers who shared their knowledge about their respective fields, and the members who donated to send the UH Manoa and KCC students to the convention.
Time/Date: September 30th to October 2nd, 2022
Location: Volcano, Hawaiʻi at Kilauea Military Camp
Theme: Climate Change and its Impact on Women
Kristen Kubut, Executive Director of Recycle Hawaii discussed the nexus between plastic and climate change; micro-plastic pollution in human systems.
Anna Ezzy, Graduate student at U H Hilo discussed Environmental Science Agroforestry to combat climate change and support food sources
Layla Kilolu, PHD student at UH Manoa, Urban and Regional Planning discussed climate change and social equity/indigenous perspectives
Joanna Amberger, president of AAUW Hawaii, and Malinda Gaul, Board Vice Chair of AAUW National, gave us an update on national and state-level business.
Jennifer Stotter, Director and Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equal Opportunity UH Hilo, recently made Commissioner representing Hawaii Island on the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women (HSCSW) discussed Equality for Women.