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
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Fired for Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with College Administrator in Sex Discrimination Case

When he initially filed the lawsuit, says Thein, “I was very naïve. I’d lost my job, and I knew it was not right. I thought I’d file, send them a wake-up call, and surely I’d be able to retain my position. I never thought it would lead to this.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 20, 2014
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State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2014

On Election Day, AAUW’s and friends’ voices were heard loud and clear on ballot initiatives on issues including the minimum wage, paid sick days, and equal rights. Here’s the rundown on how our issues fared in state elections. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 06, 2014
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The Day After: 8 Takeaways from the 2014 Midterms

Following the close of the 2014 midterm election, here are the takeaways we’re still mulling over. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   November 05, 2014
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5 Issues to Watch in the Supreme Court This Year

It’s obvious, but it’s easy to forget: Courts matter. Federal courts determine the scope of workers’ rights and the constitutionality of civil rights laws. The U.S. Supreme Court is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2014
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Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters

Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   October 17, 2014