Voters wait to cast ballots for the 2008 presidential election in Ohio.

Rebuilding the Voting Rights Act

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, when citizens are urged to update their voter registration so they can be heard in future elections. Yet after the Supreme Court’s June ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, the future of many Americans’ voting rights is far from clear. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 23, 2013
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap 2013

AAUW Releases State Rankings on Equal Pay Based on New Census Data

AAUW released its latest analysis of the gender pay gap, which shows that the gap is narrowest in the District of Columbia, where women’s median earnings are 90 percent of men’s, and widest in Wyoming, where women earn just 64 percent of what men earn. Nationally, women working full time are paid, only 77 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 19, 2013
A doctor and patient sit smiling in front of a computer.

Your Affordable Care Act Questions, Answered

In about a month, the state health insurance exchanges (also called marketplaces) created under the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will open. Here are my answers to a few questions my friends and co-workers have asked me recently. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   September 04, 2013
AAUW Fellow Allison White with Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi Rallies Texas Women at AAUW Event

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a Texas-sized welcome Monday from AAUW members and friends in the Lone Star State. Pelosi spoke in Austin about a new economic agenda for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 28, 2013
Faith Ringgold smiling for the camera

Race, Art, and Activism: Faith Ringgold’s Inspiring Journey

The now 82-year-old Ringgold was a political and feminist artist long before these themes were a part of the mainstream landscape of black artists, and she was also one of the first women to organize and fight to get the works of African American and women artists into museums and galleries. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 22, 2013
A black-and-white photo of women marching down the street with suffrage posters

3 (or 4) Ways to Be a Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day

On Monday, August 26, we’ll celebrate another Women’s Equality Day, the day that marks the anniversary of when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Unfortunately, celebrating our right to vote isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   August 20, 2013
A pink shirt with the words This Girl Loves Math

7 Shirts I’d Like My Daughter to Wear

Shirts like those by the Children’s Place — a girls’ shirt that cited the wearer’s best subjects as shopping, music, and dancing but not math, because “nobody’s perfect” — only hurt our girls. So let’s try to fix these deeply rooted stereotypes and start buying shirts that show how smart our daughters are. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 15, 2013
Photo by the Social Security Administration (http://www.ssa.gov/history/)

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

As is customary on birthdays, today we celebrate you and the 78 years that you’ve made America a better place. Here’s to another year of fighting to keep you strong for women’s economic security. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   August 13, 2013
A purple Wonder Woman children's cup

In Search of Wonder Woman

I was spending my birthday in my California hometown for the first time in years, and my mom offered to buy me a birthday cake. I asked if she could keep an eye out for a Wonder Woman cake topper. My mom searched every store she visited during the course of a week with no luck. Where are the superheroines? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   August 05, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013