Calling Out Political Sexism, One Candidate at a Time

We’ve all been there. You’re watching television or scanning through the most-read stories online and the commentary about a female politician is about her dowdy outfit or temperamental response to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 14, 2010

Lobby Corps Close-Ups: Nancy MacKenzie

This is the next in our summer series introducing you to some of the passionate and committed members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps. Do you have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 10, 2010

Lobby Corps Close-Ups: Norma Kacen

This is the next in our summer series introducing you to some of the passionate and committed members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps. Do you have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 03, 2010

Lobby Corps Close-Ups: Kitty Richardson

This is the first in our summer series introducing you to some of the passionate and committed members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps. Do you have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   July 14, 2010

Celebrating Lobby Corps

Both times I’ve seen AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Director Lisa Maatz speak to young women about lobbying on Capitol Hill, she has conveyed two general ideas. The first […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 07, 2010

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 1

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the confirmation hearings for Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. While seriousness of purpose often marks such proceedings, the hearing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2010

Front Row and Center: The Helen Thomas Vacancy

Headline news today: “An End for Helen Thomas and the Helen Thomas Rules.” Wow. Millions are discussing the controversial comments that led to her retirement, but how many will think […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   June 07, 2010

Happy Birthday, Women’s Bureau!

When it comes to the history of American women, 1920 was a seminal year. That August, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the granting of women’s suffrage — […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 04, 2010

Marie Tillman and Memorial Day

Later this week, nearly 500 college women student leaders will descend on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, to attend the 25th annual National Conference for College […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 31, 2010

Fishnets, the Tooth Fairy, and Capitol Hill

I’m not going to talk about the video. We’ve all seen it. Out of respect for the little girls and their right to childhood and privacy, I’m not even going […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   May 17, 2010