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

VAWA Reauthorization a Top Priority for Students

College students are waiting for Congress to act to provide the resources needed to fight sexual assault on campuses. The U.S. Senate will likely debate the bipartisan Violence against Women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 24, 2012

Tell Your Senator to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

On the Senate’s and your to-do list this week: Move forward the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act. This critical legislation provides resources and support for women and girls who have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   January 31, 2012

Not Just Yale: The Wake-up Call Our Schools Need

The media has turned to AAUW’s top public policy adviser, Lisa Maatz, for perspective into a sexual misconduct complaint at Yale University, a story that has dominated the news cycle […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   April 05, 2011

Changing the Wikipedia Gender Gap — I’ll Start

I became the eighth most-frequent contributor to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” Wikipedia page following a graduate school assignment. Little did I know at the time, my contributions were somewhat […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 08, 2011

AAUW Asks: What’s Your Long-Term Care Plan?

More than two-thirds of people over age 65 will need long-term care, but how many of us can define long-term care, let alone say we have a plan? Long-term care […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 04, 2010