Amy Becker

Amy Becker

Political Media Manager

Amy Becker is the political media manager in AAUW’s policy shop. She comes to AAUW with an eclectic media background ranging from political radio to gubernatorial campaigns to progressive advocacy. She is a self-described “farm-girl feminist” and anglophile whose obsessions include drag queens, horror movies, hot dogs, and 90s feminist punk rock.
 

Work by Amy Becker

The Presidential Seal on the podium at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., before the start of a town hall meeting on health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009.

Play Presidential BINGO! What Will President Trump say about Women and Families in His First Congressional Address?

Unlike past presidents, President Donald J. Trump has no policy track record we can use as a road map for how he will govern. This makes his upcoming first formal congressional address that much more important. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 02, 2017
Supreme Court building in Washington, DC by Mark Fischer on Flickr

Trump Announces Supreme Court Pick

AAUW has grave concerns about what the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the longstanding vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will mean for women and their families. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   January 31, 2017
AAUW Board Chair Patricia Fae Ho (far left) led hundreds of AAUW members in AAUW’s very own delegation. Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW

Glimpses from the 2017 Women’s March

  In addition to sharing chants and signs, members raised their voices through local and national media outlets to get out the message that AAUW stands up for equality and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2017
Woman raising her hand in a classroom.

Making Title IX History at the Office for Civil Rights

As we approach the 45th anniversary of Title IX in June 2017, AAUW is assessing the recent efforts of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and evaluating the tremendous positive effect it’s had in the past eight years with enforcing this longstanding civil rights law. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2016
Young women with backs to camera holding U.S. flag over their shoulders and watching the sun set.

American Association of University Women Reacts to Election Day Results

Voters made history November 8 by electing political outsider Donald J. Trump to the White House. AAUW intends to approach our work with both the new administration and Congress with our mission in mind. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 09, 2016
AAUW staff are pumped to turn out voters on Election Day 2016!

Getting Out the Vote on Election Day at AAUW!

Today, Election Day, the entire AAUW staff of almost 100 people made get-out-the-vote reminder calls to young women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
AAUW and AAUW Action Fund present 2016 presidential debate bingo (#AAUWdebates)

See Where Presidential Candidates Stand — Play Debate Bingo with AAUW!

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from both candidates during the course of the debates. Simply print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 07, 2016
Balloons drop from the ceiling at the end of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

Our Favorite Takeaways from the 2016 Conventions

Both parties have wrapped up their conventions and named their official nominees. Now the real work begins. Read more »

Blog   |   August 04, 2016
Microphone on stand in foreground of photo

How to Do Media Interviews

There is always a chance a member of the media may be interested in your point of view on stories related to gender equity. Speaking with a reporter may sound daunting but don’t panic! The following guide includes helpful tips to make you an interview pro in no time. Read more »

Resource   |   July 29, 2016