Fear of student loan debt made Valerie sacrifice her dreams

Fear of Student Debt Made Me Sacrifice My Dreams: One Cop’s Story

Valerie knew she wanted to go to college to achieve her academic dreams, but the threat of student loan debt was just too great. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   May 19, 2017
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American Association of University Women Marks Equal Pay Day with Action

AAUW is recognizing Equal Pay Day by focusing on political, business, and personal actions that could be taken to close the pervasive gender pay gap that negatively impacts women, families, and the American economy. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 04, 2017
Commission on the Status of Women 61 banner outside United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Women Demand Global Economic Parity, Not Status Quo

When women are economically empowered they have the potential to change their own economic status as well as that of the communities and countries in which they live. At the CSW, women made it known that we are using our expertise and raising our voices to take action to achieve gender equality. The world can’t wait another 170 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 30, 2017
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap en espanol research report cover Spring 2017

La Pura Verdad sobre la Brecha Salarial por Género (Primavera 2017)

Probablemente ya había escuchado que a los hombres se les paga más que a las mujeres durante el transcurso de sus vidas. Pero ¿qué implica eso? La Pura Verdad sobre la Brecha Salarial por Género explica la brecha salarial en los Estados Unidos; cómo afecta las mujeres de todas las edades, razas, y de todos los niveles educativos; y qué puede hacer para cerrarla. Read more »

Iowa State guard Jadda Buckley drives on Baylor University's Niya Johnson during a January 23, 2016, basketball. Photo by Max Goldberg for the Iowa State Daily.

Here’s Who Would Win March Madness Based on Schools’ Gender Pay Gaps

March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, kicks off this week. But to us, the real madness is that women and people of color still don’t have equal pay in 2017! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 14, 2017
Women's March on Washington, January 2017. Woman with "Girl Power" written on her face. Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW.

Do Governors Know How to Pronounce “Woman”?

Every year at the beginning of their state’s respective legislative session governors deliver a State of the State address. This year the majority of governors’ agendas failed to cover AAUW priorities. Most didn’t even use the word “women.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 13, 2017

Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with These Weekly Actions

Equal Pay Day is the perfect opportunity to organize action to close the gender pay gap. Each week until April 4 we’ll share a new action for observing Equal Pay Day and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 28, 2017
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