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

AAUW Celebrates 38th Anniversary of Title IX with Calls for Greater Enforcement

PRESS RELEASE: On this 38th anniversary of Title IX, AAUW celebrates the progress made under the landmark civil rights legislation designed to break down gender barriers in education and athletics. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 22, 2010

AAUW Pushes Senate to Update Landmark Equal Pay Act

PRESS RELEASE: Polling data released today by the Paycheck Fairness Act Coalition, of which AAUW is a key leader, shows strong support for a “new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.” Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   June 09, 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

Patti Solis Doyle to Receive Prestigious Award from AAUW, NASPA

PRESS RELEASE: Patti Solis Doyle, a partner at the Washington law firm Utrecht & Phillips and the first Latina to run a U.S. presidential campaign, will receive the prestigious AAUW/NASPA Women of Distinction Award during the 2010 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 01, 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

AAUW Launches New “Elect Her” Initiative to Change Status Quo in U.S. Politics

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW is launching Elect Her — a new initiative — to expand the pipeline of women running for elective office, an effort that could change the face of politics in America. Read more »

AAUW Applauds Department of Education’s Issuance of New Title IX Athletics Guidance

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW strongly supports the new Title IX athletics guidance issued today by the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2010