Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

AAUW urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance to stabilize the economic recovery of American workers and their communities. Read more »

Comments supporting bullying and harassment data collection

AAUW submitted comments on the proposed revisions to the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), applauding the Department’s proposal to require schools to collect information regarding the number of allegations of bullying and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or religion received by a school. Read more »

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New Resources for AAUW Members: Grassroots Organizers

These new organizers are already supporting members as they coordinate community activities around public policy issues, work with campus leaders, recruit new members, and implement other AAUW programs. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 30, 2013
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Why Is Congress Scrooging the Unemployed?

Congress has been hard at work on a budget deal, and that’s a good thing. But the deal leaves the unemployed in the dark right when they may need unemployment insurance the most. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 26, 2013

Testimony to House Supporting National Women’s History Museum

AAUW submitted testimony to the House of Representatives supporting the establishment of a National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall. Read more »

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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2013
A doctor talks in a medical office with two women.

Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2013
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Getting More Women into Top Government Jobs Starts with Student Leadership

It’s outrageous but true. Women currently hold just 18 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of seats in state legislatures. Bottom line: More women need to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   December 05, 2013
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Supreme Court Takes Up Troubling Contraceptive Lawsuits

You may like and respect your boss, but would you want him or her to have control over your medical care? Of course not. But after today’s Supreme Court decision, it could happen. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   8 Comments   |   November 26, 2013
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AAUW Public Policy Team Gives Thanks

In the AAUW Public Policy Department, we have so much to be thankful for — including you! (I’ll get to that in a moment.) With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what our department gives thanks for this year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 26, 2013