Convention HeadlinesJune 27, 2009
Ledbetter, women politicians headline AAUW convention
St. Louis is the host city for the AAUW national convention, which is featuring Lilly Ledbetter, the nationally-known pay equity advocate. Additionally, the convention’s opening session will feature the local St. Louis Comptroller, Darlene Green.
900 AAUW members attend St. Louis convention
Over 900 AAUW members are meeting this weekend for the organization’s national convention. Featured speakers include Lilly Ledbetter, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). Marsha Koch currently serves as the AAUW state president for Missouri, the host state for this St. Louis convention.
Jackie Speier Speaking at AAUW National Convention This Weekend
Nearly a thousand women are meeting in St. Louis this weekend for the AAUW national convention. Rep. Jackie Speier from California is one of the featured speakers, as well as Lilly Ledbetter and Rep. Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut.
Equal Pay is not only about fairness – it’s about survival
The current state of the economy has led some women to become the breadwinners in their households. When subjected to wage discrimination, the loss in income affects more than women, it affects the families they support, too.
Money for Grad School
When the economy isn’t doing well, many people go back to school. While grad school can be an expensive way to boost your career, there are tips to shopping around at different schools and finding funding through scholarships and even fellowships from AAUW.
President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law in January 2009, but it did not include the paycheck fairness bill. This bill would combat gender discrimination in pay by requiring employers to prove differences in wages are based on the jobs themselves rather than gender. Obama supported the bill when he was a Senator, and his support could help move it along now.