The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing 30January

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Meet Dian Belanger: Historian, Writer, and AAUW Member 30January

Dian with a party exploring the "IMAX Crevasse" not far from McMurdo Sound. (It is called that because an IMAX film crew making a movie about Antarctica shot a sequence in this particular crevasse.)
Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

I was looking forward to meeting Dian Belanger, a 1980–81 Career Development Grantee and long-time AAUW member. At her suggestion, we met in the National Gallery of Art’s atrium, where […] Read more »

First Stop with the Cyclones 29January

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 29, 2009

A new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights exciting shifts in how girls view themselves as leaders. The majority of girls (59 percent) said that the recent election […] Read more »

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law 29January

President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   4 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

The Year of Science 29January

Blog   |   Education   |   January 29, 2009

The Year of Science 2009, a national grassroots celebration, launched earlier this month in Boston, Massachusetts. In its honor, museums, federal agencies, schools, scientific societies, and other nonprofit and for-profit […] Read more »

Cinderella’s Journey 28January

Blog   |   Community   |   January 28, 2009

As a young girl, I used to watch Cinderella lose her glass slipper, find Prince Charming, and live happily ever after. How often does that happen in real life? Instead […] Read more »

Roe at 36 23January

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 23, 2009

Directly on the heels of a crazy Inauguration weekend, another celebration of sorts took place yesterday. Thousands gathered here in D.C. to celebrate (or protest) the 36th anniversary of the […] Read more »

The View from My Couch 22January

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 22, 2009

If you were in DC for the Inauguration festivities, I can pretty much guarantee that your weekend was more exciting than mine. I did not venture down to the Mall. […] Read more »

Crowds, Hope and Inaugural Adventures 21January

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 21, 2009

Yes, Mom, I’m Really in That Crowd on TV Despite growing up in the D.C. area, this was the first inauguration I attended. I spent the days before the event […] Read more »

Pelosi, Clinton, Napolitano, & Jones 19January

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 19, 2009

What sounds like a law firm is actually a few of the 2,000 attendees at Sunday’s Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi received an enthusiastic standing […] Read more »