Three young women stand with a sign that says "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Legislative Tactic Could Revoke Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage, and Other Laws Helping Women

Many states are passing “preemption bills” that threaten existing legislation upholding AAUW policy issues like equal pay provisions, minimum wage increases, paid sick days, and LGBT safeguards. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2015
Don McPherson, Lilly Ledbetter, Noorjahan Akbar, Marianne Schnall, and Kate Farrar at the convention panel

What Does It Take to Make a Woman Leader?

In a world where the qualities of leadership are most often defined by men, how do we encourage more women to dare to become leaders? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 22, 2015
A poster of an Asian American student that says, “I am constantly evolving.”

This Is What Happens When Women of Color Redefine the Racism and Sexism They Face

Terrorist. Bad driver. Pretty for a dark-skinned girl. Asian fetish. Blackish. Ratchet. China doll. Illegal. With advocacy projects, these college women called out the racist and sexist labels students face on a daily basis. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 16, 2015
Image showing that it takes mothers six extra months to earn what fathers earn in one year

78 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

The 78-cent pay gap is even wider for moms, minorities, and women with disabilities. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 04, 2015
At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015
Three children eat cookies with talk glasses of milk as a woman in white watches over them.

Working Women and the Child Care Tax Credit: Why It Matters

AAUW advocated for the child care tax credit all through the 1940s and into the 50s, when we finally began to see some change. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 13, 2015
President Barack Obama stands at a podium in front of a crowd.

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
A group of about 20 college students with signs gather for a photo.

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
Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) was a driving force behind Title IX.

Title IX: Looking Back, Moving Forward

After Title IX was signed into law in 1972, activist Bernice Sandler says that many of the most blatant forms of discrimination against women disappeared within a few years. But despite reaping Title IX’s rewards for the past four decades, Americans are finding that even this landmark law isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 24, 2014