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Congress, Here’s How to Make STEM Fields Better for Everyone

“Increasing diversity in our STEM fields will make us smarter.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 01, 2016
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AAUW Member Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors at Arlington National Cemetery

An AAUW member led the fight to fulfill her mother-in-law’s final wish to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 24, 2016
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What I Found When I Looked Beyond the Statistics on Sexual Assault

Sexual assault on college campuses has been a hot topic in the media lately. From Vice President Joe Biden’s advocacy for the It’s On Us campaign to compelling documentaries such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 02, 2016
Solomon and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia River.

The Keeper of D.C.’s Forgotten River

Decades of abuse have left the Anacostia River toxic with sewage and urban runoff. But one AAUW alumna and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2016
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Why We Need Intersectionality Week

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016
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“Celebrate” Equal Pay Day with AAUW on Twitter!

  Time: 1:30–3 p.m. ET Location: On Twitter! Follow @AAUW and #EqualPayDay Cost: Free Shareable Graphics The data Take action Tweet Chat Sample Questions Tweet questions to @AAUW, @AAUWPolicy, @LillyLedbetter, and […] Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   April 12, 2016
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AAUW Testifies on the Importance of Salary Transparency

In 2014, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum requiring federal contractors to submit wage data to help increase salary transparency and close the gender pay gap. AAUW’s support for the proposed rule is also prompted by the convincing evidence that sex discrimination in the workplace continues to be a major problem. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 23, 2016
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President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court, Now Senate Must Act ‎

AAUW members and supporters nationwide have urged the president to move forward with a nominee, thereby beginning the critical constitutional process to fill the seat. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 16, 2016
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Conference Call: Supreme Court Update

Join AAUW on March 3, 2016, at 7 p.m. ET, for a conference call to learn more about the process on judicial nominations. Members will learn more of what they can do to urge the president and senators to uphold their constitutional responsibility and move forward to fairly and expeditiously selected and consider a nominee. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   March 3, 2016
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AAUW at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women

March 16, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. ET AAUW is holding a parallel event at the 60th Commission on the Status of Women being held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from March 14 to 24, 2016. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   March 16, 2016