In 2016, 900 get-out-the-vote events were organized by AAUW members in 46 states.

Look What AAUW Action Network Accomplished in 2016!

This year was action-packed for AAUW’s advocacy efforts. Our reach spanned from the White House to Congress to statehouses across the country. But the hard work isn’t over yet! Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 22, 2016
Martha Ann Miller joined an AAUW branch in Virginia in 1944

A Century of Women’s Rights Work through the Eyes of a Centenarian

105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann Miller saw a woman on the presidential ballot 96 years after she saw women gain the right to vote as a little girl. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 19, 2016

Yahoo, eBay among Newest Companies to Sign White House Equal Pay Pledge

AAUW commends the 44 additional companies that signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge on December 7. This diverse group of businesses including AT&T, eBay, the Estee Lauder Companies, Yahoo, […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 07, 2016
Employees working at a McDonald's restaurant

AAUW Statement on Setback to Obama Overtime Rule

The recent injunction against President Obama’s new overtime rule is a major setback to commonsense reform. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 30, 2016
An image of a Latina woman on a dollar bill showing the gender pay gap for Latinas

¿Cómo le gustaría trabajar las mismas horas por la mitad de su sueldo? Esa es la brecha salarial que enfrentan las latinas

Debido a la brecha salarial de género, a las mujeres latinas se les pagan solo el 54 por ciento del sueldo que reciben los hombres blancos no hispanos. Eso significa que las latinas tendrían que trabajar casi un año adicional a tiempo completo para obtener el sueldo que ganarían los hombres blancos este año terminando el 31 de diciembre. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   October 31, 2016
Bill sponsor and AAUW member Sen. Susan Lee joined AAUW of Maryland member Anita Rosen and AAUW State Policy Analyst Kate Nielson as Gov. Hogan signed an equal pay bill into law on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Where Equal Pay Flourished (and Failed) in 2016

This year we saw lots of progress in statehouses across the country when it came to advancing AAUW’s public policy priorities. In particular, we helped get exciting new equal pay legislation off the ground and focused attention on the issue. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016
Maryland Equal Pay Day Rally

Want to See Action on Women’s Issues? Check Out Your Statehouse!

In 2016, AAUW members were busy at every level of government passing good laws, beating back bad ones, and laying the groundwork for more successes in 2017. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 19, 2016

To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories

Your new employer’s application asks for your salary history. This seems harmless, right? Wrong. This practice perpetuates the wage gap that many women and people of color face. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   October 14, 2016

AAUW Praises Obama Administration on Recent Efforts to Close Pay Gap

AAUW praises the Obama Administration on a final rule on pay data collection by gender, race, and ethnicity. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 29, 2016
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap research report cover Spring 2017

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2017)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   September 15, 2016