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Work-Life Balance: Join the National Conversation

As economic opportunities for women have increased, not all of our laws have kept up — wage discrimination persists, and most employees still lack caregiving or sick leave. On June 23, 2014, President Barack Obama will convene the White House Summit on Working Families here in Washington, D.C., to focus on modernizing workplace policies for America’s future economic success. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   April 11 – June 23, 2014
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Defending Women’s Health Care at the Supreme Court

Conestoga Wood and Hobby Lobby are trying to claim that businesses have religious rights and that those rights let companies control the private lives of their employees. That’s a dangerous argument and would let employers have a voice in the health decisions of their employees. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 04, 2014
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Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   March 24, 2014
Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy stand on either side of a poster explaining their Title IX project.

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Discrimination — Just Ask These 16-Year-Olds

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy were in eighth grade when they first encountered sex discrimination at school: The boys’ swim team at their friend’s school had newer facilities and equipment than the girls had. Priya and Kavya decided to start a program that would help their peers understand and use their Title IX rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 06, 2014
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How to Be an Effective Ally

Do you know how to be the best ally you can be? Here are my three top tips to follow. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 13, 2014
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3 Reasons President Obama Needs to Act Now on the Gender Pay Gap

An anti-retaliation executive order would protect federal employees who choose to talk about their salaries or ask about pay practices. It’s time for the president to act. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 11, 2014
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Voucher Schools Provide Choice, Except When They Don’t

Pro-voucher groups mobilize at this time every year, rallying around what they call National School Choice Week, to once again try to pull the wool over our eyes and convince us that “school choice” is better than quality public education for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2014
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Let’s Win the War on Poverty in Our Lifetime

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, here are three actions you can take right now to help secure a strong economic future for all women and families. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 21, 2014
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Hold the President Accountable with State of the Union Bingo!

Get out your lucky rabbit’s foot — it’s time for State of the Union bingo! This year, the speech is set for January 28, and we ask you to help us hold the president accountable through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
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New Resources for AAUW Members: Grassroots Organizers

These new organizers are already supporting members as they coordinate community activities around public policy issues, work with campus leaders, recruit new members, and implement other AAUW programs. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 30, 2013