Hockey Moms and Lipstick: Roll Call Officially Nominates McCain, but It’s Palin’s Night

Wednesday dawned at the Republican National Convention with an unmistakable air of anticipation. Today was essentially Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) coming-out party. Yes, she had her maiden voyage at the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 04, 2008

Open Thread: Should AAUW Endorse Sarah Palin?

Since we asked the same question about Hillary Clinton, we couldn’t help but ask the same about the first female Republican nominee for vice president of the United States. We […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   60 Comments   |   September 03, 2008

The Show Must Go On in Minnesota

Monday at the 2008 Republican National Convention was not what anyone expected, but the show did go on despite Hurricane Gustav’s wrath. While the official convention proceedings were shortened, other […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   September 03, 2008

Armchair Politica

I don’t know about you, but when I’m watching TV and am in control of the remote, at commercials I bounce back and forth between channels trying to avoid the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 03, 2008

Gustav Threatens the Gulf Coast and the RNC

As I sat in the airport waiting for my connection to the Twin Cities, I do what any good lobbyist does — I checked my e-mail. And while I had […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   September 02, 2008

Equalitea, Trains, and Teddy Kennedy

The rest of Monday, the first official day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, sped by. After a brief visit to the Seniors Caucus in the early afternoon — women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

Unconventional Women

This is Lisa Maatz, your intrepid AAUW Public Policy Director, blogging to you directly from the Denver Convention Center. While I have a moment to catch my breath, I thought […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 25, 2008

Reading, Writing, AND Arithmetic

Well, look at that. New research shows that girls can do math just as well as boys can. In the past there has been some discussion about women’s aptitude for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   July 29, 2008

An Assault on Women’s Health

These are the words used by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to describe draft regulations by the Bush administration that would severely limit women’s access to reproductive health and family planning […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 22, 2008

Thinking About Not Voting?

In the wake of Hillary Clinton suspending her presidential campaign on Saturday, everyone has been talking about where her supporters will go now. The Sunday morning newspapers, airwaves, and blogs […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   June 12, 2008