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Title IX at Ball State: A Tennis Coach Fights Back

For 21 years, Kathy Bull served as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana. But midseason in 2009, the university abruptly fired Bull, who promptly filed suit under Title IX. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 16, 2013
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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2013
A doctor talks in a medical office with two women.

Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2013
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Supreme Court Takes Up Troubling Contraceptive Lawsuits

You may like and respect your boss, but would you want him or her to have control over your medical care? Of course not. But after today’s Supreme Court decision, it could happen. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   8 Comments   |   November 26, 2013
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AAUW Public Policy Team Gives Thanks

In the AAUW Public Policy Department, we have so much to be thankful for — including you! (I’ll get to that in a moment.) With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what our department gives thanks for this year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 26, 2013
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The Power and Potential of Native Americans: “Young Lakota”

During Native American Heritage Month, AAUW and Women and Girls Lead are showcasing films that feature outstanding Native American women leaders. This includes Young Lakota, which will air next week on PBS, and We Still Live Here and Kind Hearted Woman, which are both available free online. Join us in honoring the strength and contributions of Native American women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 22, 2013
AAUW of Hawaii members attended an Equal Pay Day 2013 ceremony with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Get Ready to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day 2014 will fall on Tuesday, April 8, so mark your calendar!

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Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 19, 2013
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The Shocking Scope of Human Trafficking

The stories of trafficking are so compelling often because they are so shocking, grim reminders of the horrors lurking behind the American dream. Although the United States proudly calls itself the home of the free, at least 100,000 children are engaged in the sex trade here each year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 15, 2013
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My Future Depends on Immigration Reform

I have lived in the United States since I was 6 years old. I moved here with my family from Bolivia for the same reason that many immigrants come to the United States — in order to have a better life. I have always worked hard in school, but because I am not a citizen, I am not eligible for scholarships and funds from schools, making university tuition far too expensive for me and my family. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2013
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Speak Up for the Health Care That You Deserve

As millions of Americans learn more about their new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare), they’re also learning that this new coverage provides access to several preventive health services without cost-sharing or copay. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2013