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5 Issues to Watch in the Supreme Court This Year

It’s obvious, but it’s easy to forget: Courts matter. Federal courts determine the scope of workers’ rights and the constitutionality of civil rights laws. The U.S. Supreme Court is the […] Read more »

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Contraception ≠ Abortion: How Birth Control Works

In a country that still pushes abstinence-only sex education, birth control remains shrouded in secrecy and misinformation. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 28, 2014
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Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus

The last stage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is now final, meaning that colleges and universities nationwide must do more to protect their students from dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2014
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Do You Care about Reproductive Rights or Marriage Equality? Then You Should Care about State Judge Elections

Given the enormous authority judges exert, it’s important to be informed about the judicial selection process in your state and the judicial candidates on the ballot before you head to the polls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 09, 2014
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Last in Statehood but First in Reproductive Choice

In 1970, AAUW members in Hawaii spearheaded an effort to repeal the state’s restrictive abortion law, making Hawaii the first state to legalize abortion. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2014
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AAUW Reacts to New Gender Wage Gap Figure

We are disappointed but not surprised to see that the gender wage gap narrowed only slightly in 2013, leaving a gap that still undermines women’s and families’ efforts to make ends meet. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 16, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014
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Advocacy Matters: Just Look at VAWA

Advocacy is powerful. And each time we push for change, we chip away at the barriers and misconceptions still standing in the way of women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 11, 2014
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4 Education Fails for Congress

If it were up to me, I’d give the 113th Congress an F on four basic education goals. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 03, 2014
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5 Things You Can Do to Get Out the Midterm Vote

AAUW and the AAUW Action Fund are renewing our efforts in 2014 for the critical midterm elections — a time when young women are not as likely to vote as in presidential election years. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2014