AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017

Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 13, 2017
AAUW members and supporters wore “I Voted” stickers as well “It’s My Vote” tattoos.

Fair Representation and Redistricting: How the Lines Are Drawn

Poorly drawn or purposefully unfair electoral district lines can threaten voting rights and political participation. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 05, 2017
At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won't close until 2119.

Gender Pay Gap Remains at 20 Cents

Women working full time on average still make 80 cents compared to every dollar men make. At the current rate of progress in closing the gap, women will not receive pay equity until the year 2119. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 12, 2017
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AAUW Responds to Department of Education Title IX Announcement

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches issued the following statement responding to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement concerning the future of Title IX enforcement. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 07, 2017
"Immigration Rights Are Women's Rights" & "We Are All Immigrants" Signs At The May Day Immigration Rights Rally (Washington, DC)

AAUW Responds to Rescinding of DACA Program

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches released a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 05, 2017
U.S. Flag flies at half-staff at the White House and all Federal facilities due to the Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2013.

AAUW Statement on White House Decision on EEO-1 Pay Data Collection

The Office of Management and Budget is halting the implementation of the revised Employer Information Report (EEO-1) salary data collection. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 29, 2017
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AAUW to Participate in Department of Education Meeting on Title IX

AAWU will continue to demand that Title IX be strengthened and full enforced. Read more »

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Education Department to Curtail Civil Rights Investigations

On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced its decision to narrow investigations into civil rights violations at public schools and universities. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 22, 2017

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
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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