AAUW to meet January 15, 2018

Barbara Stewart

Jodi Ligget, Vice President for Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Arizona, will be the AAUW (Southeast Valley Branch of the American Association of University Women) guest speaker at their monthly meeting on Monday, January 15, 2018, in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7:00 p.m. Her message will focus on women’s rights in the Trump era and how non-legislative, behind-the-scenes policy changes at Health & Human Services, and elsewhere, are having devastating effects on women.

Ms. Ligget oversees reproductive health and rights policy objectives and manages the work of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona, the separate organization that educates voters and candidates for public office.

Liggett brings an unusual breadth of experience and knowledge to her work. She most recently served as senior policy advisor for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton where she was instrumental in two of Phoenix’s most significant achievements: Housing every chronically homeless veteran — the first city in the nation to do so – and the passage of Phoenix’s equal pay ordinance. She has a continuing role in Phoenix as Chair of the Phoenix Women’s Commission. Liggett is the former CEO of the Arizona Foundation for Women and currently chairs their board. In state government, Ms. Liggett served as Senior Policy Advisor to Arizona Governor Jane Dee Hull and as legislative staff in the Arizona House.

Since 1881, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.