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October 23, 2005

November 3: Supreme Court Night


On Thursday November 3, we are pleased and proud to host Lisa Maatz, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

She will be discussing the Miers nomination, and taking your questions. Free apetizers (we’ve worked out a pretty impressive spread with Timberlake’s), and the happy hour prices (basically, $1 off all drinks) will apply for the whole evening.

More on Lisa Maatz and AAUW after the jump

Lisa Maatz is Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Since 1881, AAUW has been the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for all women and girls. As the organization’s top policy advisor, Maatz works advance AAUW’s priority issues on Capitol Hill, through the executive branch and in coalition. Maatz has done similar work for the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Older Women’s League, and was a legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Her grassroots advocacy career when she was the Executive Director of Turning Point, a battered women’s program recognized for excellence by the Ohio Supreme Court. Maatz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University, has two Master’s degrees from Ohio State, and holds an adjunct appointment with the Women and Politics Institute at American University.

Honors include the Women’s Information Network’s Young Woman of Achievement Award (she now serves on that organization’s Advisory Council), and the Mentor Award from the Public Leadership Education Network.

Update (Oct 31, by Keith): Well, Miers didn’t manage to hang on long enough. Looks like the subject will be Samuel Alito instead.


  1. This should be great. :)

    StealthBadger1:57 pm, October 24

  2. This should be especially relevant since Mo Dowd’s awesome, insightful (although slightly flawed) article from a few days ago:

    It has been really lighting up the blogosphere.

    Jason Bradfield2:39 pm, November 2

  3. I suspect she did exactly what she was intending to do with it, wake people the hell up. :)

    And the Future . . .

    Having boomeranged once, will women do it again in a couple of decades? If we flash forward to 2030, will we see all those young women who thought trying to Have It All was a pointless slog, now middle-aged and stranded in suburbia, popping Ativan, struggling with rebellious teenagers, deserted by husbands for younger babes, unable to get back into a work force they never tried to be part of?

    It’s easy to picture a surreally familiar scene when women realize they bought into a raw deal and old trap. With no power or money or independence, they’ll be mere domestic robots, lasering their legs and waxing their floors - or vice versa - and desperately seeking a new Betty Friedan.

    Even I got a creepy chill from that image.

    StealthBadger4:13 pm, November 3

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