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

Equity Issues in the News – February 27-March 10

February 27– March 10 AAUW Recognized by Bestselling Author at National Movie Event Sponsored by CARE AAUW branches across the United States participated in Half the Sky LIVE, a one-night […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2010

At the White House for International Women’s Day

I had the honor of representing AAUW at the International Women’s Day reception at the White House yesterday, along with my colleague Kate Farrar. A beautiful, sunny day, we walked […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   March 09, 2010

Hold Your Members of Congress Accountable on Women’s Issues

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvNmBQMzGv8] Lisa Maatz, AAUW director of public policy and government relations, lets you know about AAUW’s great tool to hold your members of Congress accountable on women’s issues. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 11, 2010

Save the Date: Work-Life Blog Carnival

AAUW advocates for policies that support workers and their needs. Work-life issues affect everyone — not just women. AAUW is participating in Fem2.0’s work-life blog carnival February 6–13. This week […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 22, 2010