Women members of AAUW of New Jersey stand together

Grassroots Efforts Fight Human Trafficking Close to Home

AAUW members nationwide are leading efforts to fight human trafficking by starting petitions for legislative action, raising awareness, and working to prevent sex trafficking during the 2014 Super Bowl. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 08, 2013
AAUW staff at Planned Parenthood

HER-story of Shutdown and Women’s Health

There are many things that went into current shutdown, but it’s clear to me that women’s health is a big part of it. What we’re seeing now is just one more attempt to make women’s health a political negotiating chip, and we’re not having it. Tell Congress to do its job. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 04, 2013
A photo of Chastity, a young woman featured in the film

“The Graduates/Los Graduados” Explores the High School Dropout Problem

American Graduate Day was established to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. AAUW has once again teamed up with Independent Lens and Women and Girls Lead to promote the film “The Graduates/Los Graduados” and to raise awareness of the high dropout rate among Latino high school students. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
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Get MAD about the Government Shutdown!

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Today, I was writing about why a government shutdown […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
"In a World" movie poster featuring Lake Bell in headphones

“In a World”… New Comedy Turns Up Volume on Women Voice-Overs

Lake Bell puts a comedic spin on a real issue by inserting her awkward humor into a very serious struggle to succeed in the male-dominated field of movie trailer narration. She is determined, even if that does mean imitating harsh accents of people she secretly records. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 26, 2013
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap 2013

AAUW Releases State Rankings on Equal Pay Based on New Census Data

AAUW released its latest analysis of the gender pay gap, which shows that the gap is narrowest in the District of Columbia, where women’s median earnings are 90 percent of men’s, and widest in Wyoming, where women earn just 64 percent of what men earn. Nationally, women working full time are paid, only 77 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 19, 2013
77 cents to every man's dollar

AAUW Reacts to Disappointing News about the Gender Wage Gap

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman, CAE, today issued the following statement in response to the findings from the just-released U.S. Census Bureau report, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 17, 2013
An old rotary phone sits next to a smart phone with the caption, "Things change. Why not the wage gap?"

New Wage Gap Numbers Aren’t So New

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2012 gender wage gap numbers. And guess what. The wage gap still stands at 23 cents. That means a woman working full time, year-round still typically takes home 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   8 Comments   |   September 17, 2013
A soldlier in uniform talks to two Veterans Affairs representatives.

Veterans Head Back to School

Since the most recent GI Bill was enacted in 2008, more than 500,000 veterans and their families have used its benefits to pay for higher education. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 06, 2013
A doctor and patient sit smiling in front of a computer.

Your Affordable Care Act Questions, Answered

In about a month, the state health insurance exchanges (also called marketplaces) created under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will open. Here are my answers to a few questions my friends and co-workers have asked me recently. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 04, 2013