Elizabeth Owens

Liz Owens is the political media manager in AAUW’s policy shop. She has a bachelor’s degree in newspaper journalism from Drake University and a master’s degree in public policy and women’s studies from George Washington University. She’s a feminist, an Iowan, and a serious gum-chewer. She also manages the @AAUWPolicy and @AAUWActionFund Twitter accounts.

Work by Elizabeth Owens

Maxine Lampe

Denied Fair Pay, She Became an Advocate

Maxine Lampe heard more than once in her career as an educator that her gender meant she deserved less pay. Years later, she’s retired but still educating — and this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 08, 2013

AAUW Pushes Congress, President to Take Action This Equal Pay Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amy Becker 202.785.7756   Paycheck Fairness Act, Executive Order Would Advance Fight for Fair Pay WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will mark […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 03, 2013
Maureen Evans Arthurs (left) and AAUW staff rallied at the Supreme Court for fair pay.

For Me, the Pay Gap Is Personal

I won’t ever forget the overwhelming shame I felt the moment I found out that my former employer paid me less than a man who had the same job and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   11 Comments   |   April 02, 2013
Hispanic child at the doctor

An AAUW Success Story: The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a shining example of what AAUW lobbying efforts can help accomplish. Passed after seven years of hard work by AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2013

AAUW Calls for Action on Equal Pay Agenda

PRESS RELEASE: The American Association of University Women (AAUW) joins Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in honoring the four-year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2013

Connect with the New Women of Congress

The newly inaugurated women of Congress already know about AAUW members and the work that you do. The congresswomen told AAUW’s lobbyists just that when we visited Capitol Hill to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 23, 2013

Happy Inauguration Day … and a To-Do List for the Obama Administration

Women were the key to President Obama’s re-election. Now it’s time for women voters to hold the president accountable. AAUW has created a short to-do list to help the administration […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   January 19, 2013

AAUW Executive Director Meets with President Obama, Advisers

The Obama administration invited leaders of national women’s groups to the White House Tuesday for a conversation on the budget and other issues facing the country. Just a week after […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 15, 2012

AAUW Compiles #DayOne To-Do List for President, Congress

AAUW hosted a Twitter campaign last week to gather recommendations for what President Obama and Congress should do on their first days of the new term. We asked: What do […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 12, 2012

A Halloween Twitter Treat: Ask Your Candidates, #RU4FairPay?

The AAUW Action Fund’s It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard voter education and turnout campaign represents an unprecedented investment in making women’s voices heard in the 2012 election. Follow […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   October 25, 2012