Welcome to the AAUW Vienna Area, VA Branch

Join us October 10, 2017

Free Public Screening
Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton

6:30 PM: Refreshments
7-8:30 PM: Film followed by discussion

Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries to benefit a particular party or group. To raise awareness of the impact of gerrymandering, Community Idea Stations and the nonpartisan OneVirginia2021 produced a one-hour public television documentary, GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy on its Head.

The film examines the historical context and negative consequences of gerrymandering. It also explores how nonpartisan reform efforts in Virginia can change this trend and return political power to the voters.

Following the screening, representatives of OneVirginia2021 will lead a discussion of current efforts for reform.

AAUW Responds to Rescinding of DACA Program

AAUW CEO Kimberly Churches released the following statement September 5, 2017, on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Signs At The May Day Immigration Rights Rally. Photo by takomabibelot on Flickr

AAUW is proud to be part of a community that fights for the civil rights of all Americans, including immigrants. We stand, and will continue to stand, with the nearly 800,000 Dreamers and DACA recipients. This action by the Trump administration is a firm rejection of one of America’s founding principles: that with hard work and education anyone can achieve their own version of the American dream. Read more.