Barack Obama

Hold the President Accountable with State of the Union Bingo!

Get out your lucky rabbit’s foot — it’s time for State of the Union bingo! This year, the speech is set for January 28, and we ask you to help us hold the president accountable through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   January 13, 2014
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New Resources for AAUW Members: Grassroots Organizers

These new organizers are already supporting members as they coordinate community activities around public policy issues, work with campus leaders, recruit new members, and implement other AAUW programs. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 30, 2013
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The Good and the Bad of the Foreign Policy 100 Leading Thinkers List

This year, the list actually includes 134 individuals (or organizations), and sadly, only 40 of them are women, about 30 percent. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 30, 2013
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What We Did in 2013: A Message from AAUW’s President

My first six months as your national president have renewed my appreciation for the sheer volume of the important work that goes on in our branches and states, among our national members, on our college/university partner member campuses, as well as in Washington, D.C. As this remarkable year comes to a close, I want to thank you on behalf of our national board for all you do to support women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 17, 2013
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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
People with signs walk and rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the Affordable Care Act

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
The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

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