Denied My Rights as a Woman in the United States

Women make up over half of the population and, as of recently, over half of the workforce, and yet this morning’s major headlines made no mention of yesterday’s crushing defeat […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   November 18, 2010

What Women Want (in Government)

The midterm elections are over, leaving pundits and policy wonks alike to decode the messages voters were sending when they cast their votes. Though women are less likely than men […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 13, 2010

Paycheck Fairness and the Myth of Runaway Verdicts

This is the final post in a five-part series debunking the myths surrounding the Paycheck Fairness Act. Midterm elections are over, but now isn’t the time to relax. Quite the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 05, 2010

Monuments, Equal Pay, and a Rally: Fun in D.C.

AAUW added more bodies to the crowded madness of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear and the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., last weekend by hosting a two-day […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   3 Comments   |   November 05, 2010

Citizens United Versus United Citizens

With the midterm election a little over a week away, reports are surfacing that outside groups —many of them funded by anonymous donors — are spending more money than ever […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 26, 2010

The White House Rocks a Cool Science Fair

Tired of nagging your kids about their science projects? Tell them that, these days, science is cooler than ever. President Barack Obama hosted a national science fair at the White […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 21, 2010

Autumn is an Opportunity to Fight the Wage Gap

I am not so far removed from college that I don’t have strong, visceral memories associated with autumn.  At my alma mater, the University of Rochester, autumn meant a crisp […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   September 28, 2010

Women Still Make Only 77 Cents

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released figures that show that the wage gap remained unchanged last year. According to numbers released this morning, women still make 77 cents, on average, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   September 16, 2010

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