Lompoc AAUW named final nominee for Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
By Lisa Andre
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Published by the Santa Maria Times
The Lompoc-Vandenberg Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been named the 10th and final nominee for the annual Valley of the Flowers Peace Prize for its longstanding commitment to equity for all.
Despite the pandemic, which threatened to curtail this year’s election events, the local chapter in October continued its 50-year tradition by hosting two nonpartisan election forums in Lompoc.
The organization, with its mission to promote women's equality and equity for all, also expanded community access to its political forums by offering them in Spanish and English through live interpretation.
"We believe strongly in equity and equality,” said President Pam Buchanan. “How can you have equity if you don’t know who the officials are?”