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Budget 101: What the President’s New Plan Means for Women

What’s the main focus of this year’s proposed budget? Middle class economics. Key to that approach is a rejection of Congress’ plans to continue a policy of austerity through cuts or sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 04, 2015
AAUW President Marjorie Bell Chambers and Sarah Weddington read the AAUW research report, But We Will Persist, 1979. Weddington spoke at the 1979 AAUW convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Roe’s Legacy Is More than Reproductive Rights

The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2015
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School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015
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Follow the State of the Union with AAUW — and Bingo!

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 »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 09, 2015
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How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to raise awareness and organize action around the gender pay gap in our communities. Will you help us “celebrate?” Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2014
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AAUW Gives Thanks: 2014 Edition

When it comes to AAUW advocacy, we have so much to be thankful for — including you! #AAUWthanks Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 24, 2014
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)

Presidential Action on Immigration a Good First Step

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 »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 21, 2014
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Fired for Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with College Administrator in Sex Discrimination Case

When he initially filed the lawsuit, says Thein, “I was very naïve. I’d lost my job, and I knew it was not right. I thought I’d file, send them a wake-up call, and surely I’d be able to retain my position. I never thought it would lead to this.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 20, 2014
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The Antidote to Black Friday? Giving Tuesday

As the leaves begin to fall, the temperatures begin to tumble, and the days become shorter and shorter, the holiday season is launching into full swing. We have a day […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 18, 2014
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State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2014

On Election Day, AAUW’s and friends’ voices were heard loud and clear on ballot initiatives on issues including the minimum wage, paid sick days, and equal rights. Here’s the rundown on how our issues fared in state elections. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 06, 2014