Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AAUW at the Republican Convention

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 25:  Workers make final pre...
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 25: Workers make final preperations to the stage for the Republican National Convention at Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 25, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz is representing us at the Republican Convention this week. Follow her updates at AAUW Dialog, on Facebook, and @LisaMaatz on Twitter. 
"But delegates also have some serious work to do. They must finalize the party’splatform, a statement of the party’s policies that has received an unusual amount of attention and dissent after Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s comments regarding “legitimate rape” and reproductive rights. AAUW submitted comments to the Republican National Convention platform committee for their consideration as they put together their platform. Based on our own AAUW member-adopted Public Policy Program, these comments ensure that AAUW is part of the process in a meaningful way.... 

"Speaking of delegates, today I’ll be searching out some of the AAUW members who are part of the convention’s delegate body. I know for sure there’s AAUW representation in the Ohio delegation — I’m not at all surprised that my home state had the good taste to elect an AAUW member to their ranks!" 
So, if you know any AAUW members at the convention, ask them to look for Lisa and share their perspective on the doings there. And, follow Lisa. She's a great writer and seems adept at finding the right people to talk to.

Next week she'll be covering the Democratic Convention.
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