Washington Update (April 11, 2014)

Typically, Equal Pay Day — the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to men’s from the previous year — is the Worst. Holiday. Ever. Although President Barack Obama’s actions […] Read more »

  |     |   April 11, 2014
AAUW staff members smile and stand around a sign reading, "Thanks, Mr. President."

Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2014

Washington Update (March 28, 2014)

2, 22, 11, 100. This isn’t some secret code, I promise. Instead they’re numbers to get excited about. Two Senators signed on to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act this week: […] Read more »

  |     |   March 28, 2014

Washington Update (March 21, 2014)

There was palpable excitement in the AAUW office yesterday as we watched President Barack Obama give a speech at a college in Florida. Not only were two AAUW members were […] Read more »

  |     |   March 21, 2014

Washington Update (March 14, 2014)

They say March comes in like a lion – and considering everything that happened this week, I think they’re right! In this week’s issue of Washington Update, you’ll find information […] Read more »

  |     |   March 14, 2014

Washington Update (March 7, 2014)

Sometimes our work feels like…well, it feels like work. The hours can be long, naysayers can be exasperating, and policymakers can be truculent (to put it politely). I know you’re […] Read more »

  |     |   March 07, 2014

Washington Update (February 28, 2014)

Last week I visited Tempe for AAUW of Arizona’s Lobby Day, and even I had no idea how good our timing was going to be. Not only was it virtual […] Read more »

  |     |   February 28, 2014

Washington Update (February 7, 2014)

Sometimes I think AAUW members should be in charge of Congress. Just imagine how much more work would get done, and in a bipartisan fashion – AAUW members know how to get the job done. Read more »

  |     |   February 07, 2014

Testimony on D.C. High School Data Bill

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 05, 2014

Washington Update (January 31, 2014)

Between the State of the Union and Lilly Ledbetter’s visit to Washington, D.C., to mark the fifth anniversary of her law, it’s been one heck of a week for the AAUW public policy team. We’ve been on Capitol Hill, MSNBC, Forbes Woman, and even Wisconsin Public Radio! But enough about us. Let’s talk about what YOU did this week. Read more »

  |     |   January 31, 2014