Questioning the Rationale for Reduced Budget for Women’s Bureau

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” —    Benjamin Franklin AAUW is disappointed that President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal would dramatically reduce the budget […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 15, 2012

AAUW Disappointed by Decision on Emergency Contraception

AAUW was seriously disappointed by the Obama administration’s Wednesday decision, directly defended by the president, to block the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of selling emergency contraception to women without restriction. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   December 09, 2011


Usually we think of cheer, not fear, as synonymous with the holiday season. All you have to do is look around in store windows or at TV commercials and you […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 08, 2011

Social Security across the Generations

In the few months I’ve been participating in the AAUW Action Fund Lobby Corps, we’ve twice lobbied members of Congress to support bills that heighten the solvency of the Social […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 01, 2011

The Hormones Made Her Do It

The importance of increased women’s representation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been featured in countless newspaper articles, blogs, and published reports. In the last few weeks, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   October 18, 2011

In Consideration of Occupying Wall Street

With the Occupy Wall Street (almost) movement gaining traction, the best question so far has been: Why would you occupy? The answers I’ve seen so far are heart wrenching. On […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 05, 2011

Why Women Should Care about the President’s Jobs Speech

Next Thursday, September 8, President Barack Obama will give what’s being touted as a major speech that will pressure the so-called debt “super committee” to focus on job creation and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 02, 2011

Getting Uncomfortable for Equity’s Sake

I’m thrilled that AAUW hosted a Re: Action debate at our Washington, D.C., headquarters about SlutWalk D.C. and that this debate has prompted comment in mainstream media such as the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 26, 2011

Women’s Equality Day through a Brown Lens

Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which grants all women the right to vote. Growing up in the D.C. metro area, I wasn’t […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2011

This Won’t Hurt a Bit — No Co-Pay for Immunizations!

Did you know it will “hurt” less this year when you take your child in for their school immunizations? Don’t get me wrong — you will still have to comfort […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 18, 2011