Deborah Swerdlow

Deborah Swerdlow is the AAUW grassroots advocacy coordinator. Her work focuses on educating and mobilizing AAUW’s members and supporters to take action on AAUW’s federal advocacy priorities. She also supports member advocacy activities in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Before working at AAUW, Deborah worked at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), where she planned the organization's high school advocacy trainings and handled a portfolio of policy issues that included pay equity, reproductive rights, health care, and judicial nominations. Deborah holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Florida and is currently earning a master's in public administration from George Washington University. If you live in one of Deborah’s states, or if you have a question about AAUW’s Action Network or Washington Update, contact Deborah via e-mail or call her at 202.785.7704.

Equal Pay Day Allies Letter

Equal Pay Day is a symbolic annual occasion representing the day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. It takes an extra three months, thanks […] Read more »

  |   April 01, 2015
Equal Pay Day 2015

Take Your Equal Pay Day to the Next Level

Equal Pay Day — the annual day in April that symbolizes how long it takes for women’s earnings to catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year — is a powerful opportunity to organize action in our communities. Read more »

Washington Update (February 6, 2015)

Inside: President’s Budget, Student Loan Forgiveness, and an Innovative Solution to Partisan Gridlock Read more »

  |     |   February 06, 2015
President Barack Obama stands at a podium in front of a crowd.

Follow the State of the Union with AAUW — and Bingo!

Help us follow along with the State of the Union through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. You could win a prize! Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 09, 2015
A group of about 20 college students with signs gather for a photo.

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to raise awareness and organize action around the gender pay gap in our communities. Will you help us “celebrate?” Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2014

Ask Your Elected Officials to Proclaim Equal Pay Day

Encourage your governor, city council, and mayor to proclaim “Equal Pay Day” in your state and community using this proclamation. Read more »

  |     |   December 09, 2014

Washington Update (October 24, 2014)

Inside: Countdown to Election and Equal Pay Day Read more »

  |     |   October 27, 2014

Washington Update (October 10, 2014)

Inside: Greetings from AAUW’s New Field Director! Read more »

  |     |   October 10, 2014

Washington Update (August 22, 2014)

Next week we celebrate what might as well be an official AAUW holiday: Women’s Equality Day. This day, observed on August 26, commemorates the day in 1920 when the 19th […] Read more »

  |     |   August 22, 2014

Washington Update (July 25, 2014)

Two years ago this week, I came to work at AAUW during one of the most exciting times in our recent history: the It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard […] Read more »

  |     |   July 25, 2014