- January 21 — Women’s Marches
- January 23 — NJ Senate Failed to Override Vote for Equal Pay Bill
- January 8 — Tween Tech
- February — Teen Tech at Newark
- February 17 — Representative Norcross Fights for Pay Day
- Spring 2017 — Carol Zerbe – Art Contest Winner
- April 12 — Celebrating Equal Pay Day
- May 14-15 — Gender Pay Equity on TV
- August — Gender Pay Gap in NJ
- September — Equity The Film
- November 19 — Hoboken Junior Senior HS – Women in Leadership Forum
January 21, 2017
in the News
After the March – 10 ACTIONS / 100 DAYS
Next steps after Women’s Marches throughout our State, Washington DC, the nation and every continent
January 23, 2017
NJ Senate Failed to Override Vote for Equal Pay Bill
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg issued a statement that the Senate failed to override the governor’s veto of legislation that would help to secure equal pay for women in New Jersey.
The Equal Pay Bill (S-992): the-equal-pay-bill-an-outline
First Tween Tech (January 8, 2016) was a hugh success!
FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL (6th-8th GRADE) GIRLS
See the Ocean City Sentinel Article about the January 8th Tween Tech
AAUW NJ thanks Essex County College for hosting Teentech. The staff were great at getting things done. AAUW NJ also thanks Educational Testing Service (ETS), of Princeton NJ, for their sponsorship of this event, and all our volunteers who helped make the day a success: Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, President & CEO of Hispanics Inspiring Students’ Performance and Achievement (HISPA), who provided a keynote address; our AAUW NJ Northern District Members and volunteers from the community, who helped with logistics; and the many staff and student volunteers from the college.
The day was a great success with 160 students and 20 educators from nine Newark high schools attending. The day was filled with hands-on workshops ranging from examining humanoid patients, to building rockets.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
The Fight for Fair Pay for Women
Rep. Norcross: “It’s Time to End this Kind of Discrimination”
AAUW has a long history of lobbying Congress; holding our legislators accountable for how they vote on AAUW priority issues. Congressman Donald Norcross received a 100% rating from AAUW because of his bill sponsorship and roll call votes in the US House of Representatives on the critical issues that affect lives of women, children, and their families. Norcross supports pay equity; he understands that pay equity is a civil rights issue as well as an economic necessity. AAUW and AAUW NJ sincerely thanks US Congressman Donald Norcross.
Sally Goodson, New Jersey
AAUW NJ Member Carol Zerbe
Celebrating Equal Pay Day
April 12, 2016
See pictures of our President, Carol Cohen at Rutgers University, Camden Campus with US Representative Norcross, who co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, Camden Mayor Dana Redd, State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, Camden County Freeholder Carmen Rodriquez, Rutgers-Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon, representatives from Rutgers University Women’s Soccer Team
“Gender Pay Equity” on the TV
AAUW NJ participated in the discussion on “Gender Pay Equity”
on the TV Show “Another Thing”,
Hosted by Larry Mendte
Aired on Saturday, May 14, 2016 (5:30 pm) and Sunday, May 15, 2016 (9:30 am)
Producers of the show have invited AAUW of New Jersey to participate in a discussion about “Gender Pay Equity,” after reading AAUW’s report The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap.
Another Thing, airs in the NY/NJ market on WJLP CH 3 and in the Philadelphia market on KJWP CH 2 on Saturdays at 5:30pm and re-airs on Sundays at 9:30am.
Arlene Newman, Co-VP for Public Policy of the AAUW Northern Monmouth County Branch appeared on this segment of the show!
“By making women and men more aware of the gender gap and why it exists, we can work together to close it further and level the playing field for women. I am appreciative of the opportunity to discuss this vital issue and the AAUW’s research on the program,”
Gender Pay Gap in NJ
“Excellent input from our amazing members AAUW of New Jersey who fought to get a state equal pay bill passed through the state legislature, only to have Governor Christie veto it.”
Candace (Candy) Straight, an American Association of University Women (AAUW) member from New Jersey’s Nutley Branch and a lifetime resident of Bloomfield, NJ, is an executive producer for an independent film about Wall Street called Equity The Film.
The film centers on a female investment banker whose IPO (initial public offering) is in jeopardy and who must unravel a web of corruption. Directed by Meera Menon, the film stars Anna Gunn, a two-time Emmy winner for her starring role in “Breaking Bad,” Alysia Reiner of “Orange is the New Black,” Sarah Megan Thomas of “Backwards” and British actor James Purefoy, who starred in the Fox TV drama “The Following.”
The film is produced by Broad Street Pictures, which was founded by Reiner and Thomas to produce movies with strong female roles both in front and behind the camera.
Candy shared with us that EQUITY The Film has been sold to Sonny Picture Classics, with james Purefoy and David Alan Basche, associate producer/actor.