Washington Update (September 12, 2014)

Tomorrow, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a groundbreaking bill that expanded protections for women across the country. I was […] Read more »

  |     |   September 12, 2014

Washington Update (September 5, 2014)

We’ve never been shy about giving Congress – or the president – a to-do list. Now, thanks to your persistent actions via the Two-Minute Activist tool and the events you’ve […] Read more »

  |     |   September 05, 2014

Washington Update (August 1, 2014)

Yesterday, AAUW was at the White House for the signing on a new Executive Order that will better protect the rights of employees of federal contractors. We’ve been at several […] Read more »

  |     |   August 01, 2014
AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean?

According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   July 03, 2014
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014

Washington Update (May 16, 2014)

If you’ve seen my Twitter feed lately, you may have noticed that I’m a bit peeved by the news that Jill Abramson, The New York Times‎’ first female executive editor, […] Read more »

  |     |   May 16, 2014

Washington Update (May 2, 2014)

The momentum continues to build around ending sexual assault on college campuses. This week we saw new announcements from the White House and the Department of Education, capping off a […] Read more »

  |     |   May 02, 2014

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   |   1 Comments   |   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