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

Third Wednesday Program
How Humane Society Silicon Valley Helps You Plan for Your Future
February 19, 7 – 8:30 pm
AAUW San Jose Headquarters
1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

As women who have successfully planned your lives, do you have a plan for your pets? Do you know how your passion for helping animals can be satisfied for decades to come? Join us to learn how Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is redefining today’s animal shelter, especially now that more and more women are pursuing animal medicine as a career.

Through the HSSV Pet Guardianship Program, you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you have a plan (or a Plan B) for your pet’s future. And through their new legacy Endowment Program, you can plan a gift in the future that enables you to rescue, rehabilitate, and find loving homes for animals in your community long past your lifetime.

Prospective New Member Open House
Saturday, March 7
10 am to 12 pm (formal program at 10:30 am)

AAUW San Jose Headquarters
1165 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose

Come have a cup of coffee/tea and breakfast snack, meet current members, and learn more about AAUW San Jose, a group of over 300 members who enjoy a variety of opportunities to get social, participate with service-oriented/community giving projects, join in nonpartisan political advocacy, attend and learn from monthly presentations, etc. Nationally, AAUW began in 1881 as a networking group for those fortunate college graduates at the time. Since then, and today, AAUW is committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Formal program begins at 10:20 am.

The California presidential primary is March 3! Because of the new Voters Choice Act, vote centers will be open up to eleven days before the election, and you will be able to vote in any voting location in Santa Clara County. Everyone will also receive a mail-in ballot automatically. For more information, see

If you are a voter registered as No Party Preference, you must request a primary election ballot if you want to vote for a presidential candidate. The American Independent, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties allow No Party Preference voters to participate in their Presidential Primary Elections. However, the Green, Peace and Freedom, and Republican Parties require that you re-register with that specific party. Your county elections officials are sending you a postcard that allows you to request an American Independent, Democratic, or Libertarian Party ballot. Once you make your selection, return it in the mail. If you do not return this postcard, you will be mailed a ballot without any presidential candidates. If this happens, you can still request a ballot from your county elections official by phone, email or fax: Toll-Free Number: 1-866-430-VOTE (8683); Fax: (408) 998-7314; Email:

You can also bring your vote-by-mail ballot to a vote center and exchange it for a Democratic, American Independent or Libertarian ballot that lists those presidential candidates. You can re-register to vote online at  If you need to re-register after February 18, 2020, you may need to register to vote in person at a polling place, vote center, or your county election official.

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration

August, 26, 2020 will mark 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, of which Sharon Bouska from our Branch is a member. 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 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.

Do you know your rights in the workplace in California? Here’s a handy guide to help you navigate them.

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