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2015 State Equal Pay Legislation by the Numbers

With equal pay wins, bills pending, and some legislation waiting in the wings, here’s what’s happening with equal pay across the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 20, 2015
Actress Kerry Washington and basketball player Kevin Love from the “It’s on Us” video

Sexual Assault: An Unspoken Barrier to Higher Ed

Fewer than 5 percent of college rape survivors report their attacks to law enforcement, and those who do rarely find justice. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 13, 2015
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Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz?

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   August 12, 2015
The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

A woman smiling in front of the Supreme Court holding a marriage equality flag

A Term of Victories

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2015
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Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   July 06, 2015
Three young women stand with a sign that says "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Legislative Tactic Could Revoke Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage, and Other Laws Helping Women

Many states are passing “preemption bills” that threaten existing legislation upholding AAUW policy issues like equal pay provisions, minimum wage increases, paid sick days, and LGBT safeguards. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2015
Lobby Corps members on the hill at 2015 STE launch in DC

Flexing Our Political Muscle: 40 Years of Lobby Corps Victories

This team of women’s advocates has proven again and again that women can and should have a powerful voice in our country’s laws and policies. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 19, 2015
Image showing that it takes mothers six extra months to earn what fathers earn in one year

78 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

The 78-cent pay gap is even wider for moms, minorities, and women with disabilities. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   June 04, 2015
At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015