Changing the Wikipedia Gender Gap — I’ll Start

I became the eighth most-frequent contributor to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” Wikipedia page following a graduate school assignment. Little did I know at the time, my contributions were somewhat […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 08, 2011

Victories for Women in 2010

Thanks to the activism and generosity of AAUW Action Network activists, members, and staff, we can claim some impressive advocacy and programmatic achievements this year. We continue to be advocates […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 23, 2010

Reflections on Time Well Spent

A lot of exciting things occur at AAUW’s national office. What makes coming to work most enjoyable, however, is the friendly and easy camaraderie with which all the staff interact […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   December 06, 2010

Lobby Corps Close-Ups: Nancy MacKenzie

This is the next in our summer series introducing you to some of the passionate and committed members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps. Do you have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 10, 2010

Lobby Corps Close-Ups: Norma Kacen

This is the next in our summer series introducing you to some of the passionate and committed members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps. Do you have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 03, 2010

Lobby Corps Close-Ups: Kitty Richardson

This is the first in our summer series introducing you to some of the passionate and committed members of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps. Do you have […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Women’s Bureau!

When it comes to the history of American women, 1920 was a seminal year. That August, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the granting of women’s suffrage — […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 04, 2010

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz: Using Her Powers for Good

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yyoUg75-f4] AAUW’s director of public policy and government relations talks about how some lobbyists, including herself, use their powers for good. AAUW works to advance equity for women and girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 05, 2010

The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009
President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   4 Comments   |   January 29, 2009