The sun rises over U.S. Capitol before the public swearing in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C, Jan. 21, 2013.

AAUW’s Tips for Inauguration Weekend

The weekend of January 20 will be a busy one. Find everything you need to know about participating in Inauguration weekend in Washington, D.C., from the comfort of your own home, or online. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 04, 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
Woman raising her hand in a classroom.

Making Title IX History at the Office for Civil Rights

As we approach the 45th anniversary of Title IX in June 2017, AAUW is assessing the recent efforts of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and evaluating the tremendous positive effect it’s had in the past eight years with enforcing this longstanding civil rights law. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2016
Washington, DC, June 5, 2008 -- Notes, hands and water. Close up of minor details at a Senate hearing of FEMA officials.

Trump Cabinet Picks Must Face Full and Fair Vetting Process

Why do presidential cabinet picks matter to women and girls? From campus sexual assault to sex discrimination to reproductive health care, all kinds of crucial issues can be at stake when a presidential administration comes into office. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 08, 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
Visitors to the AAUW National Voter Registration Day event at the Newseum in Washington, DC leave notes about why they are voting.

Women Helping Women Vote

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the 2016 election, we can all celebrate one thing: Americans exercised their right to vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 02, 2016
Employees working at a McDonald's restaurant

AAUW Statement on Setback to Obama Overtime Rule

The recent injunction against President Obama’s new overtime rule is a major setback to commonsense reform. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 30, 2016
Personnel is Policy: We want a White House that's not is #paleandmale

Presidential Appointments Should Reflect Our Nation

As President-elect Trump assembles his cabinet and White House team, he must keep in mind that personnel decisions are policy decisions. We at AAUW are not encouraged by the lack of diversity in the emerging Trump White House. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2016
Looking up at the inside of the dome from the ground floor. Photos from a walk through the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2016

There was more than just candidates on the ballot in several states on Election Day 2016. Ballot measures played an important role in enacting policies that support women and their families thanks in part to the advocacy of AAUW members, who advocated for their passage. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2016
Young women with backs to camera holding U.S. flag over their shoulders and watching the sun set.

American Association of University Women Reacts to Election Day Results

Voters made history November 8 by electing political outsider Donald J. Trump to the White House. AAUW intends to approach our work with both the new administration and Congress with our mission in mind. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 09, 2016