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   |   2 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008

Women’s Events Help RNC Get Back on Track

Okay, so the first thing I need to say is this: I am writing this blog from the Xcel Energy Center press area. Yep, your intrepid Public Policy Director managed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 03, 2008

Equalitea, Trains, and Teddy Kennedy

The rest of Monday, the first official day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, sped by. After a brief visit to the Seniors Caucus in the early afternoon — women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

A Glass Ceiling in the Governor’s Office

A new report was published by the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at the University of Albany entitled Glass Ceiling in Gubernatorial Appointments 1997-2007: Appointed Policy Makers […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   August 25, 2008

AAUW Celebrates Equal Pay Day

As you know, Tuesday, April 22, is Equal Pay Day, the annual symbolic day on which women’s average wages catch up to men’s from the previous year. For the average […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   April 22, 2008

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and reading about Take Back the Night rallies and Clothesline projects occurring around the country reminds me of an empowering experience I had as […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 11, 2008