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Let’s Win the War on Poverty in Our Lifetime

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, here are three actions you can take right now to help secure a strong economic future for all women and families. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 21, 2014
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Let’s Talk about Mentorship

We hear all the time about how important mentoring is to women. But how does mentoring really affect our personal and professional lives? Well, don’t look at us — we’re asking you! Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   January 10, 2014
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Why Is Congress Scrooging the Unemployed?

Congress has been hard at work on a budget deal, and that’s a good thing. But the deal leaves the unemployed in the dark right when they may need unemployment insurance the most. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 26, 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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The Best Decision I Ever Made

For many high school students, enrolling in college right after graduation is a rite of passage, but not for me. I worked full time during the day and on the weekends while attending night classes at a community college. After two years, I became the first person in my family to graduate from college. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   October 29, 2013
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Debt Ceilings and Grand Bargains and Continuing Resolutions, Oh My!

What does it mean to be shut down, to default, or to strike a grand bargain? Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 10, 2013
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Get MAD about the Government Shutdown!

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Today, I was writing about why a government shutdown […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap 2013

AAUW Releases State Rankings on Equal Pay Based on New Census Data

AAUW released its latest analysis of the gender pay gap, which shows that the gap is narrowest in the District of Columbia, where women’s median earnings are 90 percent of men’s, and widest in Wyoming, where women earn just 64 percent of what men earn. Nationally, women working full time are paid, only 77 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 19, 2013
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AAUW Reacts to Disappointing News about the Gender Wage Gap

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman, CAE, today issued the following statement in response to the findings from the just-released U.S. Census Bureau report, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 17, 2013