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.
 

Work by Deborah Swerdlow

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 »

Resource   |   April 01, 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
A group of students marching and holding a banner reading, "Equal Pay Now"

77 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

  Updated September 22, 2014: The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest wage data last week. A new analysis of the numbers shows that the gender pay gap for Hispanic/Latina […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   May 14, 2014

Sign Advocates Up for the AAUW Action Network

Print out this worksheet for your events and meetings to collect contact information from your guests and attendees. You can use the contact information to follow-up with your potential new members and advocates, then type up for information and send it to advocacy@aauw.org to make sure they can become a two minute activist. Read more »

Resource   |   May 02, 2014
A young woman sits at a conference table with two people interviewing her.

3 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary

Research shows I’m not the only woman who’s missed that opportunity to negotiate in my career. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   March 20, 2014
A black and white photo of President Johnson shaking hands with a poor man on the porch of his old house.

Let’s Win the War on Poverty in Our Lifetime

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, here are three actions you can take right now to help secure a strong economic future for all women and families. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 21, 2014

Sample Media Materials

Working with the media is a great way to draw attention to AAUW priority issues and events you are planning. Read more »

Resource   |   November 21, 2013
AAUW of Hawaii members attended an Equal Pay Day 2013 ceremony with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Get Ready to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day 2014 will fall on Tuesday, April 8, so mark your calendar!

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Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 19, 2013

Special Delivery! Get Your Elected Official’s Attention

Want to meet with an elected official about a policy issue? Want to spotlight that issue in the media? Want a fun and easy action members can participate in? Making a delivery to an elected official’s office is the answer! Read more »

Resource   |   August 23, 2013