Press Call: Civil Rights Groups Call for Strong Gainful Employment Regulation

PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, February 16, 2011, AAUW’s Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz, will join other civil rights leaders on a conference call to highlight the need to hold colleges accountable to students and taxpayers. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 14, 2011

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Supports Promotion Suit against University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

PRESS RELEASE: The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund announced today that it is awarding monetary support to the case Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 27, 2011

Justice Scalia: The Constitution Doesn’t Protect Women

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made quite a stir last week when he told a California magazine that the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause doesn’t apply to women. Under Scalia’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 10, 2011

AAUW and Consciousness Raising

One of the most important effects of the women’s movement has been its role as a consciousness raiser. Social movements have been instrumental in questioning social norms and the status […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 27, 2010

President Obama Acknowledges AAUW’s Role in Advocating for Important Bill

PRESS RELEASE: Following today’s disappointing Senate vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, President Barack Obama personally thanked Lisa Maatz of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), acknowledging AAUW’s leadership role in advocating for the bill. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   November 17, 2010

(Dis)Order in the Court

Although the country has been occupied with the midterm elections and their effects on President Barack Obama’s administration, we have to remember that there’s another branch of government. We tend […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2010

Princess Boy

My friend’s son used to love all things Tinkerbell and wanted to dress as a fairy for Halloween. Some parents might have steered their sons to a “boy costume,” but […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   8 Comments   |   November 04, 2010

Hate Crimes Prevention Act: One Year Later

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama one year ago today after a 12-year legislative battle. AAUW played […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 28, 2010

Bullying: Stop It, Fix It, Prevent It

On October 26, the Department of Education sent a letter to the nation’s schools offering guidance on bullying and harassment. In the letter, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2010

AAUW Stands with Women Athletes in Fight for Equal Opportunities

PRESS RELEASE: The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund announced today that it is awarding $11,500 to the Women’s Law Project to support the lawsuit Foltz et al. v. Delaware State University. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2010