On Lincoln, AAUW, and Economic Recovery

The following is excerpted from a letter I sent to AAUW Action Network members. The complete letter including details about AAUW’s role in promoting another form of economic stimulus – pay […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 13, 2009

A Shove in the Right Direction

The passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is the talk of the town. Only after becoming involved in women’s studies and subsequently becoming a member of AAUW’s Student […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 10, 2009

Make New Friends …

… But keep the old, one is silver, the other is gold. Remember that old song? It used to keep us company as we sang it over and over on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 09, 2009

The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009
President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

Cinderella’s Journey

As a young girl, I used to watch Cinderella lose her glass slipper, find Prince Charming, and live happily ever after. How often does that happen in real life? Instead […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 28, 2009

Pelosi, Clinton, Napolitano, & Jones

What sounds like a law firm is actually a few of the 2,000 attendees at Sunday’s Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi received an enthusiastic standing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 19, 2009

Pay Equity — Ancient History?

At dinner this weekend, I was chatting with a young woman about the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. I didn’t expect her to know about Ledbetter, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   9 Comments   |   January 12, 2009

We Need YOU to Act Now!

Here’s a chance to make a difference in just two minutes. In a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision, AAUW ally Lilly Ledbetter lost her pay discrimination lawsuit against her former […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   January 07, 2009

Keep the Change

There’s a buzz around Washington and the AAUW office this week, for many reasons. The Obama family arrived in town over the weekend, creating an air of excitement and lots […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 06, 2009