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Welcome to the Laguna Beach, California Branch of AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. The mission of AAUW is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.  Our active Laguna Beach branch was founded in 1967 and includes over 150 residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities.  Please explore our website to discover more of what we do and consider joining us!

How Would AAUW California Vote?

So, you have your ballot in front of you and TOO MANY decisions to make! Here is a little cheat sheet for you. AAUW California supports the following seven propositions and encourages you to also.

Prop 14 – Stem Cell Research (access to quality health care)
Approves a bond for $5.5 billion to support continued stem cell research

Prop 15 – Property Taxes (funding for education). Large commercial properties over $3 million will be assessed at current market value.

Prop 16 – Affirmative Action (educational opportunity; social justice). Reinstates race, ethnicity and country of origin as considerations for school admittance and government employment.


Prop 17 – Voting for Parolees (expansion of voting rights).  Allows people on parole to vote once their prison sentence has been completed

Prop 18 – Voting at 17 (encourages voting).  Allows 17-yr olds to register and vote in primary if they will be 18 by the general election

Prop 21 – Rent Control (affordable housing).  Authorizes local governments to place rent control measures on houses older than 15 years

Prop 25 – Cash Bail (social & economic justice).  SB10 relies on risk assessment in determining if a suspect will be held in custody instead of cash bail; a “yes” vote keeps SB10

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Make Your Vote Heard!

Election Day is fast approaching.  Are you registered?  Have you requested that your ballot be tracked?  The state of California is ready to help.

If you would like to track the status of your ballot, you may contact the Office of Secretary of State Alex Padilla and sign up. Tell all your family and friends so they can track their ballots as well. Just log into this site and register to receive notices.

Thank you
Sigrid Moranz
AAUW-LB Public Policy Chair

Click here to check your registration or track your ballot

Deadlines Approach for AAUW Grants

Do you know a woman who might need a grant to pursue her goals?  For more than 130 years, AAUW has funded the educations of countless women so they could follow their dreams. From astronauts to zoologists, the recipients of AAUW’s fellowships, grants and awards represent nearly every imaginable field of endeavor. Fellowships and grants were awarded to 250 women and community projects in 2019-20.  In the 2020-21 academic year, AAUW awarded $3.5M in fellowships and grants.

It is now time to apply for the many grants available through AAUW.  Deadlines range from November 1st to December 1st.  Spread the word and click below for details on applying.

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