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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   |   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
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The Day After: 8 Takeaways from the 2014 Midterms

Following the close of the 2014 midterm election, here are the takeaways we’re still mulling over. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   November 05, 2014
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5 Issues to Watch in the Supreme Court This Year

It’s obvious, but it’s easy to forget: Courts matter. Federal courts determine the scope of workers’ rights and the constitutionality of civil rights laws. The U.S. Supreme Court is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2014
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Contraception ≠ Abortion: How Birth Control Works

In a country that still pushes abstinence-only sex education, birth control remains shrouded in secrecy and misinformation. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 28, 2014
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Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus

The last stage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is now final, meaning that colleges and universities nationwide must do more to protect their students from dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2014
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Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters

Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   October 17, 2014
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Do You Care about Reproductive Rights or Marriage Equality? Then You Should Care about State Judge Elections

Given the enormous authority judges exert, it’s important to be informed about the judicial selection process in your state and the judicial candidates on the ballot before you head to the polls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 09, 2014
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2014–15 Supreme Court Preview Member Call

This year, the Supreme Court will consider a number of cases with the potential to significantly affect the rights of women and girls. Join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund staff on October 22 to stay informed on these cases and more. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   October 22, 2014
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Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014