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
Protesters rally at the Supreme Court in October 2016 to demand the Senate Republicans vote to fill the court vacancy.

The Incomplete Supreme Court and Some Significant Upcoming Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has been operating with a vacancy all year long. Unfortunately, that vacancy will continue to hinder the court for the rest of the year — and possibly even longer. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
AAUW staff are pumped to turn out voters on Election Day 2016!

Getting Out the Vote on Election Day at AAUW!

Today, Election Day, the entire AAUW staff of almost 100 people made get-out-the-vote reminder calls to young women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016
Sign pointing toward election polls with cancelled written over it.

Voter Suppression Is the Real Election Concern

Have you heard about the boy who cried voter fraud? It’s a myth that has activated voter suppression laws across the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 04, 2016
Questions about voting? Get the facts. 866.OUR.VOTE.

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

Election Day is around the corner! You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 8. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016
Bill sponsor and AAUW member Sen. Susan Lee joined AAUW of Maryland member Anita Rosen and AAUW State Policy Analyst Kate Nielson as Gov. Hogan signed an equal pay bill into law on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Where Equal Pay Flourished (and Failed) in 2016

This year we saw lots of progress in statehouses across the country when it came to advancing AAUW’s public policy priorities. In particular, we helped get exciting new equal pay legislation off the ground and focused attention on the issue. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016