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AAUW Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

AAUW joins the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. AAUW is hopeful that our elected leaders will rise above the partisan fray and simply do what the Constitution requires. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   February 14, 2016
President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House. January 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2016
President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address in front of a large crowd

Why President Obama’s Final State of the Union Matters for Women and Girls

The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2016
Aileen Rizo (left in white, holding her daughter) was on hand when Gov. Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.

The High Cost of Unequal Pay

How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2015

Letter to Senate Opposing a Continuing Resolution that Defunds Planned Parenthood Federation of America

AAUW urges Senators to take immediate action to avoid a government shutdown and to oppose efforts to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Read more »

Letter to Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

AAUW urges Representatives to oppose the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) when they come up for a vote. Both bills would make it more difficult for women to access reproductive health care. Read more »

Letter to Senate Opposing a 20-Week Abortion Ban

AAUW urges Senators to oppose H.R. 36, an unconstitutional and dangerous limitation on abortion that puts women’s health and rights at risk. Read more »

Testimony of AAUW’s Lisa Maatz on Campus Sexual Assault

On September 10, 2014, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations Lisa M. Maatz, testified in front of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training during a hearing on “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” Read more »

Letter to the Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

AAUW urges Senators to vote against S. 1881 which would eliminate basic reproductive health care for millions of women by prohibiting federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Read more »

Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Justice regarding Gender-Biased Policing

AAUW joined over 170 organizations in a letter urging the Department of Justice to immediately issue much-needed guidance outlining how flawed law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault can violate federal law and constitute police misconduct. Read more »