Advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.

Through AAUW San Jose you will be able to

  • Support equity and education for women and girls
  • Advocate for societal change
  • Connect with your community

Create new friendships through interest groups

AAUW does not sanction in-person meetings at this time nor for the foreseeable future. AAUW’s guidance is in adherence with California mandates and in the best interests of all members. Watch this page for information about upcoming virtual Branch and other events.

Santa Clara County, through the Emergency Operations Center, is taking action to address novel Coronavirus, protect the public, and keep the community informed. For further updates, please see

Stay safe and well.

Third Wednesday Program
Managing and Maintaining Good Mental Health in Challenging Times
October 21, 2020 at 7 pm

Please join us for an impactful virtual evening on managing and maintaining good mental health during challenging times.  We are fortunate to have Lesa Pascali and Kathy Forward from NAMI Santa Clara County (National Alliance on Mental Illness) talk to us about how catastrophes (Covid-19, racial injustice, natural disasters) affect us on a daily basis.  Collectively, we are all experiencing levels of anxiety, isolation, and depression among other feelings.  Lesa Pascali (who is a Marriage and Family Therapist) will address how to cope with such feelings during these uncertain times.

Please register for the presentation at the following EventBrite link: The Zoom information will be sent to those who register a day or two before the event.

Early voting in California has begun! Any registered voter can go to a county elections office in person to request and receive a vote-by-mail ballot.

All active registered voters will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for the November 3, 2020, General Election. Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked by November 3, 2020; ballots returned at a secure ballot drop box must be deposited by 8:00 p.m. on November 3, 2020. One or more early voting locations will be available in all counties for at least four days beginning the Saturday before the November 3, 2020, election. Voting locations will offer voter registration, replacement ballots, accessible voting machines, and language assistance.

Definition of services available:

Early Voting: A voter may pick up and/or vote a vote-by-mail ballot at this location.

Same Day Voter Registration: Voters can conditionally register and vote after the 15-day voter registration deadline at this location. For more information please go to Same Day Voter Registration

Ballot Drop-Off: A secured box where vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off.

The California Secretary of State’s website is updated regularly with information on voting options. Your vote is your voice!

Women’s Suffrage 2020 Centennial Commemoration Call to Action

August, 26, 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, where women took their rightful place in the voting booth. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution establishing the Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. The first county-wide task force met November 14, 2018, where over 40 leaders from the community began an introductory session to plan what a centennial celebration would look like. 

For more information about the council and a schedule of upcoming meetings, see the link on the Santa Clara County Office of Women’s Policy website: Woman’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. You can also check our BONFIRE newsletter for updates from our AAUW San Jose member on the Council, Sharon Bouska.


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