AAUW Responds to News of Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at Department of Education

AAUW has repeatedly said personnel is policy. It is our hope that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump will demonstrate the seriousness with which they regard the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) when they nominate a permanent assistant secretary for civil rights who moves through the Senate confirmation process. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 20, 2017

American Association of University Women Marks Equal Pay Day with Action

AAUW is recognizing Equal Pay Day by focusing on political, business, and personal actions that could be taken to close the pervasive gender pay gap that negatively impacts women, families, and the American economy. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 04, 2017
Boise members raised the bar for march signage with their very own Statue of Liberty. Courtesy of the AAUW Boise (ID) Branch.

Make Your Advocacy Better, Faster, Stronger, and Burnout-Proof

  Just over two months ago, thousands of AAUW members joined rallies across the country (some far chillier than others!) to make their voices heard to lawmakers at every level […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 31, 2017
Women's March on Washington, January 2017. Woman with "Girl Power" written on her face. Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW.

Do Governors Know How to Pronounce “Woman”?

Every year at the beginning of their state’s respective legislative session governors deliver a State of the State address. This year the majority of governors’ agendas failed to cover AAUW priorities. Most didn’t even use the word “women.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 13, 2017

AAUW Statement on March 8 Day of Action

On March 8, 2017, AAUW will stand in solidarity with the millions of women across the country observing International Women’s Day, participating in the “day without a woman” general strike, or taking action to advance policies that empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 03, 2017
AAUW staff protested with signs at the Trump White House urging against efforts to roll back trans rights.

AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance

As a leading voice about all things Title IX, AAUW is dismayed by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal guidance related to Title IX civil rights protections for transgender students. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 23, 2017
Image of the U.S. Capitol with a flag blowing int he wind in the foreground.

The Political Road Ahead

The 2016 election was one for the record books, and if you are wondering what women’s advocacy will look like during the Trump administration, consider this your plan of action. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 07, 2017
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AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry

For more than 135 years, AAUW has stood against intolerance and injustice. And we have no plans of sitting down now. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 03, 2017
The Presidential Seal on the podium at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H., before the start of a town hall meeting on health care reform on Aug. 11, 2009.

Play Presidential BINGO! What Will President Trump say about Women and Families in His First Congressional Address?

Unlike past presidents, President Donald J. Trump has no policy track record we can use as a road map for how he will govern. This makes his upcoming first formal congressional address that much more important. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 02, 2017
Supreme Court building in Washington, DC by Mark Fischer on Flickr

Trump Announces Supreme Court Pick

AAUW has grave concerns about what the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the longstanding vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court will mean for women and their families. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   January 31, 2017