AAUW Responds to News of Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at Department of Education

AAUW has repeatedly said personnel is policy. It is our hope that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump will demonstrate the seriousness with which they regard the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) when they nominate a permanent assistant secretary for civil rights who moves through the Senate confirmation process. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 20, 2017
Boise members raised the bar for march signage with their very own Statue of Liberty. Courtesy of the AAUW Boise (ID) Branch.

Make Your Advocacy Better, Faster, Stronger, and Burnout-Proof

  Just over two months ago, thousands of AAUW members joined rallies across the country (some far chillier than others!) to make their voices heard to lawmakers at every level […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 31, 2017
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Six Women to Inspire You on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day we think about AAUW fellowship recipients who represent a diversity of professions and who act on the belief that women’s equality benefits society as a whole. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 06, 2017

AAUW Statement on March 8 Day of Action

On March 8, 2017, AAUW will stand in solidarity with the millions of women across the country observing International Women’s Day, participating in the “day without a woman” general strike, or taking action to advance policies that empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 03, 2017

Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with These Weekly Actions

Equal Pay Day is the perfect opportunity to organize action to close the gender pay gap. Each week until April 4 we’ll share a new action for observing Equal Pay Day and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 28, 2017
I stand up to sexism because Masculinity is so fragile

5 Ways to #StandUptoSexism

Most people agree that gender discrimination is unacceptable. Yet it still persists and assumes many forms, from the seemingly harmless workplace comments to the denial of equal pay for equal work. Here are a few ways you can #StandUptoSexism. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 10, 2017
Image of the U.S. Capitol with a flag blowing int he wind in the foreground.

The Political Road Ahead

The 2016 election was one for the record books, and if you are wondering what women’s advocacy will look like during the Trump administration, consider this your plan of action. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 07, 2017
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AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry

For more than 135 years, AAUW has stood against intolerance and injustice. And we have no plans of sitting down now. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 03, 2017
The Presidential Seal on the podium at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., before the start of a town hall meeting on health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009.

Play Presidential BINGO! What Will President Trump say about Women and Families in His First Congressional Address?

Unlike past presidents, President Donald J. Trump has no policy track record we can use as a road map for how he will govern. This makes his upcoming first formal congressional address that much more important. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 02, 2017
Supreme Court building in Washington, DC by Mark Fischer on Flickr

Trump Announces Supreme Court Pick

AAUW has grave concerns about what the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the longstanding vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will mean for women and their families. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   January 31, 2017