#MyAAUW: Testimonials from Detroit Branch Members of AAUW

The following recent blog posts share why AAUW Detroit members joined the organization and what keeps them involved in the work to support women and girls achievement.

“As the mother of a seventeen year old daughter, I believe it is essential to share with young girls and women the importance of equality in the workforce, equal pay, and give them access to a support network of educated women with whom they can share their experiences with.  I live in metro Detroit so that is why I am very excited to be a part of this branch…To be able to promote and advocate for young women, especially the young women from my own community, is very important to me. I am looking forward in participating not only in the local branch, but at the state and national levels as well.”  – Melissa Vela , AAUW Detroit Member

“I joined AAUW for several reason:

  1. My friend invited me to join, and I enjoy volunteering;
  2. It is an organization that advocates social justice for women, girls, and their families;
  3. And lastly, I was interested in helping to provide yearlyprogramming to families in the Detroit community.”  – Cynthia McClure, Co-President, AAUW Detroit 

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