Beth Scott

Beth Scott is the AAUW regulatory affairs manager. She coordinates AAUW's executive branch government relations and works with federal agencies and coalition partners to advance AAUW’s priority issues. She has been instrumental in writing several AAUW reports and publications. Before coming to AAUW, she worked as a government relations specialist at the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association and was a development associate at Marquette University. She has a master’s degree in international relations from Marquette University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Austin College.
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Protecting Women’s Rights at Work Is Harder than We Hoped

Thanks to a 2013 Supreme Court decision, your “boss” is defined only as the person with the power to fire you — which becomes a problem if you are being sexually harassed by another supervisor at work. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 11, 2014

Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (4/4/14)

AAUW supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, bringing the law’s principles and practices in line with the nation’s other civil rights […] Read more »

  |     |   April 04, 2014
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Defending Women’s Health Care at the Supreme Court

Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby are trying to claim that businesses have religious rights and that those rights let companies control the private lives of their employees. That’s a dangerous argument and would let employers have a voice in the health decisions of their employees. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 04, 2014
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Budget 101: You Are What You Fund

It’s that time again. Budget season! Washington is moving into budget mode and beginning discussions on the federal budget for fiscal year 2015. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 19, 2014
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Budget 101: Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits

This post is part of AAUW’s Budget 101 blog series, where we explore sequestration and the federal budget and how they affect Americans’ lives and AAUW priorities. Today we’re going […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 26, 2014
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Budget 101

In fall 2012 Congress found itself facing a self-made crisis called the “fiscal cliff.” With so much at stake in this debate, AAUW launched an online series called “Budget 101” to break down the details of the tough decisions on federal spending and deficit reduction before Congress and the president. Read more »

Quick Facts on the Common Core Standards

AAUW supports states’ voluntary adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”). If states choose not to adopt these official standards, AAUW urges them to adopt similarly robust […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 23, 2014
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Hold the President Accountable with State of the Union Bingo!

Get out your lucky rabbit’s foot — it’s time for State of the Union bingo! This year, the speech is set for January 28, and we ask you to help us hold the president accountable through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
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Why Is Congress Scrooging the Unemployed?

Congress has been hard at work on a budget deal, and that’s a good thing. But the deal leaves the unemployed in the dark right when they may need unemployment insurance the most. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 26, 2013

Testimony to House Supporting National Women’s History Museum

AAUW submitted testimony to the House of Representatives supporting the establishment of a National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 11, 2013