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The Future of Social Security…
Ginny Baxter, Program Vice President
Can You Plan on Receiving It?
Did you know that since 1935, Social Security is the one pension system that has continuously provided pensions for millions of Americans? But by 2035, if the Congress does not increase funding, the Social Security Trust Fund will only be able to pay 80% of your earned benefits.
In an AARP survey, fewer than 25% of those surveyed knew their full retirement age (depends on your date of birth), 70% thought they would be eligible to receive full benefits sooner and 40% were unaware of survivor benefits.
Join fellow AAUW Long Beach Branch members at this event and learn the facts about Social Security and, in particular benefits for women, from Social Security Public Relations Officer, Jacqueline Zaragosa. In addition, California Retired Teacher’s Association State Chair of Governmental Relations, Suzie Dixon, will explain the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) affecting teachers and other pension recipients. Learn how HR 141 is proposing to eliminate this legislation which was passed during the Reagan administration.
Judith Kaho and her volunteer crew will greet you and give you a parking permit. There is an elevator and listening devices will be available!
Work Smart Workshops:
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Title IX and the Olympics
Ginny Baxter, Program Vice President
In honor of the recent US Women’s Soccer World Gold Cup victory, we’re “kicking” off the Fall AAUW program with a presentation by US female Olympians and the Loyola Marymount Women’s Athletic Director to discuss the impact of Title 9 on recent the US Women’s Gold Medal Victories. Continue Reading
Celebration and Installation
Saturday June 1, 2019
The June program celebrates accomplishments of our current year and introduces the AAUW 2019-2020 Officers for the upcoming year. Co-Presidents Denise Montoya and Shelly Arnold will install the newly elected officers including returning President Denise Montoya. Her continued leadership and professional experience will bring special insight and ideas to our branch for the upcoming year. Continue Reading
WELCOME TO THE GARDEN!
Saturday May 4, 2019
You are invited to attend the annual Garden Party on May 4th, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The location is Charlotte Joseph’s home on Olive Ave. in the Bixby Knolls area. This event always depends on the good works of all of our AAUW members to assist the hostess. Continue Reading
Get Involved Locally
Saturday April 6, 2019
The November mid-term elections were a watershed moment for women! Americans
elected more women from throughout the country to hold positions in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as in state and local levels. Women are taking their places in powerful positions in all levels of government. Continue Reading
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Are you earning what you deserve? In 2015, full-time working women in the U.S earned 80% of what men earn. In California, the figure is 86% – better, but still not at parity. A portion of this gap is attributed to women’s lack of knowledge in how to best negotiate for their salaries and benefits.
Created for working women, AAUW Work Smart is an interactive 2-hour workshop that teaches you to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate your worth confidently in the job market. For more specific details, please see AAUW Work Smart under Projects on this website.
- Thursday evening, August 22, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace; Sponsored by AAUW LB member J. Caveness & H.E.P., Inc.
- Thursday evening, June 27, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, Sponsored by AAUW LB members C. Joseph & F. Rozner
- Saturday afternoon, May 18, LB 3rd District Field Office/Conservation Corps Bldg., Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Thursday evening, April 11, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, Sponsored by LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn
- Tuesday evening, March 19, Red Cross of Greater Long Beach, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Wednesday evening, February 27, Long Beach/Signal Hill WorkPlace, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Thursday evening, January 24, Junior League of Long Beach, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Saturday afternoon, December 8 2018, The Conservation Corps Bldg, Marina Park, Sponsored by Wells Fargo
- Thursday evening, November 8 2018, The Nonprofit Partnership (TNP)
- Thursday evening, October 18 2018, Jenny Oropeza Community Center, Sponsored by Long Beach Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez
Coordinated by American Association of University Women (AAUW) Long Beach, the AAUW Work Smart workshops are offered free to the public. Reservations for the workshop must be made online at salary.aauw.org/longbeach.
Attendance is limited to 40 participants.
Come and learn how to negotiate what you deserve!