Young women with backs to camera holding U.S. flag over their shoulders and watching the sun set.

American Association of University Women Reacts to Election Day Results

Voters made history November 8 by electing political outsider Donald J. Trump to the White House. AAUW intends to approach our work with both the new administration and Congress with our mission in mind. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 09, 2016
Protesters rally at the Supreme Court in October 2016 to demand the Senate Republicans vote to fill the court vacancy.

The Incomplete Supreme Court and Some Significant Upcoming Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has been operating with a vacancy all year long. Unfortunately, that vacancy will continue to hinder the court for the rest of the year — and possibly even longer. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
AAUW staff are pumped to turn out voters on Election Day 2016!

Getting Out the Vote on Election Day at AAUW!

Today, Election Day, the entire AAUW staff of almost 100 people made get-out-the-vote reminder calls to young women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
Sign pointing toward election polls with cancelled written over it.

Voter Suppression Is the Real Election Concern

Have you heard about the boy who cried voter fraud? It’s a myth that has activated voter suppression laws across the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 04, 2016
Questions about voting? Get the facts. 866.OUR.VOTE.

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

Election Day is around the corner! You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 8. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016
Bill sponsor and AAUW member Sen. Susan Lee joined AAUW of Maryland member Anita Rosen and AAUW State Policy Analyst Kate Nielson as Gov. Hogan signed an equal pay bill into law on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Where Equal Pay Flourished (and Failed) in 2016

This year we saw lots of progress in statehouses across the country when it came to advancing AAUW’s public policy priorities. In particular, we helped get exciting new equal pay legislation off the ground and focused attention on the issue. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016
2016 U.S. election with ballot in flag

What’s At Stake on Election Day: A Millennial Voter’s Perspective

Your vote doesn’t just decide who sits in the Oval Office or in your state legislature. It decides our future. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2016
Maryland Equal Pay Day Rally

Want to See Action on Women’s Issues? Check Out Your Statehouse!

In 2016, AAUW members were busy at every level of government passing good laws, beating back bad ones, and laying the groundwork for more successes in 2017. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 19, 2016

AAUW Praises Obama Administration on Recent Efforts to Close Pay Gap

AAUW praises the Obama Administration on a final rule on pay data collection by gender, race, and ethnicity. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 29, 2016
First Nation Women Warriors, Native American Indian Veterans, and Iraqi War Veterans, Brenda McEwing (left), and Julia Kelly prepare to participate in the Formal Grand Entry ceremony during the 2nd Annual National Gathering of American Indian Veterans. The event was held at Cantigny Park located in Wheaton, Illinois 19-21 August 2016. The event celebrated the long and proud history of Native Americans’ service to the United States Military and honors all veterans American Indian style. (DoD photo by Marvin Lynchard)

Join the #NativeWomenEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

September 15 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women “catch up” to the money that white men took home last year. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   September 15, 2016