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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy, gives the most up-to-date information, and provides tools to get involved in the democratic process at the federal, state and local levels.

National Council for Research on Women (NCRW)

The Council's mission is to promote visibility for feminist research and analysis, facilitate collaborative research and funding opportunities, and build stronger links between research, policy, action, and the media.

National Organization for Women (NOW)

NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the U.S. Its goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women. It works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice.

National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

NWSA has a vision of a world in which all persons can develop to their fullest potential and be free from all the ideologies and structures that consciously and unconsciously oppress and exploit some for the advantage of others. To this end, NWSA is committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service. Integral to this commitment is understanding the political ramifications in feminist teaching, research and service.

Women's National Book Association (WNBA)

WNBA exists to promote reading and to support the role of women in the book community. It serves to inform book women about matters relevant to themselves and the book world; to bring book women and men together; to educate and inform the public about the need to create, produce, distribute, and use books; to respond to requests for information about books; and to promote recognition of women's achievements in the book industry.

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