Comments supporting changes to immigrant spouse restrictions

AAUW submitted comments to Citizenship and Immigration Services on the proposed rule extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B visa holders… Read more »

  |     |   July 11, 2014

Comments in support of the Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014

AAUW submitted comments to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety supporting Bill 20-757, the “Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014.” Read more »

  |     |   July 08, 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

Comments on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the Department’s gainful employment rule, which would enforce the statutory requirement that career education programs prepare students for gainful employment in […] Read more »

  |     |   May 27, 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

Comments supporting diversity policies and practices

AAUW submitted comments to several federal agencies that regulate consumer and financial affairs on the proposed joint standards for assessing diversity policies and practices. 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

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which collects student information from state and local education agencies that receive federal funding. Read more »

  |     |   January 03, 2014

Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

AAUW urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance to stabilize the economic recovery of American workers and their communities. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 03, 2014