Follow the State of the Union with AAUW — and Bingo! 09January

President Barack Obama stands at a podium in front of a crowd.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 09, 2015

Help us follow along with the State of the Union through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. You could win a prize! Read more »

114th Congress’ Education Priorities Must Provide Equitable Opportunities for Students 06January

A young girl sits with a school workbook
Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 06, 2015

U.S. Congress and the president have not been able to agree on the nation’s education priorities for more than a decade. The expired No Child Left Behind bill continues to be the law of the land without changes to reflect current education priorities. Read more »

A Time of Giving 15December

A person holds a wrapped gift.
Blog   |   Community   |   December 15, 2014

AAUW member Krys Wulff shares her insights on the origins of the giving spirit and why it’s so important. Read more »

Exploring the Gender Gap in Business 05December

mind the gap by Rupert Ganzer, on Flickr
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2014

How can we expect girls to desire jobs in business if the odds are stacked against them? Read more »

We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers 04December

A woman stands at a microphone while people in the background hold signs.

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!) 01December

A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Let’s Give Thanks for Frances Perkins 24November

Frances Perkins
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 24, 2014

As secretary of labor, Frances Perkins was a principal architect of many New Deal programs and became a champion for Americans who were often ignored and overworked. Read more »

5 Ways You Can Cut Back to Give Back This Season 24November

Maureen Evans Arthurs (left) and AAUW staff rallied at the Supreme Court for fair pay.
Blog   |   Community   |   November 24, 2014

I owe a lot to AAUW. Here are some ways I plan to cut back this giving season so that I can return the favor. Read more »

Title IX: Looking Back, Moving Forward 24November

Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) was a driving force behind Title IX.
Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 24, 2014

After Title IX was signed into law in 1972, activist Bernice Sandler says that many of the most blatant forms of discrimination against women disappeared within a few years. But despite reaping Title IX’s rewards for the past four decades, Americans are finding that even this landmark law isn’t enough. Read more »

Presidential Action on Immigration a Good First Step 21November

President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 21, 2014

The president’s actions provide a path to legal status for an estimated 4 million to 5 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Read more »