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Gender Equity Quiz: Would Your College Pass AAUW’s 1914 Accreditation Test?

Would your college or university pass AAUW’s 1914 accreditation test? Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 25, 2015
Dorothy Height

7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, here are seven amazing women of color who have helped fight for — and win — greater equality for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   August 20, 2015
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A Term of Victories

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2015
Three young women stand with a sign that says "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Legislative Tactic Could Revoke Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage, and Other Laws Helping Women

Many states are passing “preemption bills” that threaten existing legislation upholding AAUW policy issues like equal pay provisions, minimum wage increases, paid sick days, and LGBT safeguards. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2015
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Budget 101: What the President’s New Plan Means for Women

What’s the main focus of this year’s proposed budget? Middle class economics. Key to that approach is a rejection of Congress’ plans to continue a policy of austerity through cuts or sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 04, 2015
AAUW President Marjorie Bell Chambers and Sarah Weddington read the AAUW research report, But We Will Persist, 1979. Weddington spoke at the 1979 AAUW convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Roe’s Legacy Is More than Reproductive Rights

The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2015
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School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015
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114th Congress’ Education Priorities Must Provide Equitable Opportunities for Students

U.S. Congress and the president have not been able to agree on the nation’s education priorities for more than a decade. The expired No Child Left Behind bill continues to be the law of the land without changes to reflect current education priorities. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 06, 2015
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We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 04, 2014
President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Presidential Action on Immigration a Good First Step

The president’s actions provide a path to legal status for an estimated 4 million to 5 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 21, 2014