Archive: Gender Wage Gap By State and Congressional District, 2011 and 2012

Statistics show that the persistent gender wage gap is a nationwide problem. In no state do women’s median earnings equal men’s median earnings, and most districts in the 112th Congress show a pay gap as well – with some showing gaps that far exceed national and state statistics. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 20, 2012

Rush Limbaugh, Your Vitriol Won’t Silence Us

The nation has been dismayed by the blatantly sexist and offensive comments of talk show host Rush Limbaugh this week, when he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   March 02, 2012

White House Decision Puts Women’s Health over Politics

This afternoon, the Obama administration decided to exempt religious employers from covering birth control for employees, but the new rules will require insurance companies to provide free contraception. The president’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 10, 2012

AAUW’s Position on Social Security Privatization

AAUW strongly opposes privatizing Social Security. Social Security is the sole, guaranteed source of income for many children, widows, disabled workers, and retirees. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Single-Sex Education

Some policies that purport to improve student performance—such as private school vouchers and single-sex education in public schools—skirt critical civil rights protections. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Hate Crimes Prevention

Hate crimes are serious and well-documented problems but have historically been inadequately recognized and addressed. AAUW advocates “freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.” Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Affirmative Action

AAUW supports affirmative action programs that establish equal opportunity for women and minorities and improve gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in educational institutions and in workplaces. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Women and Retirement Security

The traditional three-legged stool model for retirement — Social Security, pensions, and savings — does not support most women. Reform of all three options is needed to secure financial stability for women retirees. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Abstinence-Only Sex Education

AAUW supports the right of every woman to obtain medically accurate information about and access to safe and comprehensive reproductive health services. Read more »

  |     |   September 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Health Care

AAUW believes that everyone is entitled to health care that is high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible. Read more »

  |     |   September 03, 2011