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Don’t Boo — Vote!

The balloons have dropped, both parties have selected their nominees, and now the time has come for AAUW members across the country to roll up their sleeves and get out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 04, 2016
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Two-Thirds of Public Schools Reported Zero Incidents of Sexual Harassment in 2013–14

AAUW has reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s recently released Civil Rights Data Collection for 2013–14 to find out how often sexual harassment and gender-based bullying are reported in U.S. public schools. AAUW found that more than two-thirds reported zero allegations of sexual harassment or bullying during the 2013–14 school year. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 12, 2016
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the 2016 AAUW Title IX Champion award ceremony.

AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 05, 2016
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Congress, Here’s How to Make STEM Fields Better for Everyone

“Increasing diversity in our STEM fields will make us smarter.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 01, 2016
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AAUW Member Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors at Arlington National Cemetery

An AAUW member led the fight to fulfill her mother-in-law’s final wish to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 24, 2016
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A Strong Showing: How to Host a Rally

A public rally can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW, generate media coverage, and raise awareness about a policy issue. Read more »

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AAUW Statement in Support of Guidance to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »

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How to Organize an Effective Petition Campaign

Creating a petition — online or offline — can help you generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Follow these best practices to create a successful petition. Read more »

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Social Media 201: Leveraging Social Media to Increase Your Visibility

Use this guide to take the next steps with social media. If you’re creative and persistent, social media can help you raise your branch’s visibility, recruit new members and donors, and influence important community stakeholders. Read more »

It typically takes working mothers 5 extra months to be paid what working fathers are paid in just one year.

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. What Gives?

Women around the country “celebrated” Equal Pay Day on April 12, but mothers (and most women of color) have to wait even longer for their paychecks to catch up. May […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   May 06, 2016