An old photo of women marching down the street with American flags

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day This Saturday at the Newseum

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the annual celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted voting rights to women — though women of color remained largely disenfranchised until the 1960s. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 18, 2017
Our National Student Advisory Council members were ready to represent!

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Today’s women stand on the shoulders of the brave revolutionaries who fought for our rights. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2017
A black-and-white photo of women marching down the street with suffrage posters

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with AAUW and the Newseum

Saturday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, on August 26, 1920. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2017

AAUW Remembers Betty Dukes, An Everyday Hero

A former Walmart employee, an ordained minister, and a gender equity titan, Betty Dukes was an everyday hero. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 14, 2017
AAUW members Barbara Price and her daughter Melissa Young.

Creating a Legacy: A Mother and Daughter Take On AAUW Lobby Day 2017

In many ways lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill is second nature to me: It was part of my responsibilities while serving as the executive director of a statewide nonprofit for 20 years and as a member of AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 11, 2017

2017 Supreme Court Wrap-up Call

Join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund for a Supreme Court wrap-up conference call. We will review the real-world consequences of several judicial decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court during the October 2016 term. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   July 27, 2017
2017 aauw convention members talking

AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches

There’s nothing like entering a room of nearly 800 activists to get you fired up about the future of AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 28, 2017
Lobby Day 2017

AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm

From Alaska to Arkansas, California to Connecticut, Nebraska to New York, AAUW members were pumped and ready to take the fight for gender equity directly to Capitol Hill. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 28, 2017

Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen a surge of, or rather a recommitment to, feminism. The fear of losing the progress that women have made regarding reproductive rights, antidiscrimination laws, and fair pay has been weighing on me, but demonstrations like the 2017 Women’s Marches give me hope. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 31, 2017
This Mother's Day, mothers deserve equal pay #momsequalpay

Moms Deserve More than 71 Cents to the Dollar! Join the #MomsEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

Think we were done when we celebrated Equal Pay Day back in April? We wish! It takes almost five months of extra work for the median pay of mothers to catch up to the pay that working fathers. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   May 23, 2017