Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 2016

Apply for a 2016–17 Public Policy Impact Grant

Apply for a $1,000 impact grant by Friday, May 27, 2016, and join the campaign for equal pay. Read more »

AAUW members visited state capitols to urge their representatives to support paycheck fairness.

Resources for State and Branch Public Policy Chairs

Public policy chairs advocate for AAUW’s public policy priorities to policymakers; represent AAUW public policy priorities to AAUW members, the public, and the media; organize AAUW members to take action on policy priorities; and lead AAUW voter education and turnout campaigns in their state or branch. Through their leadership, public policy chairs ensure that we have national, state, and local public policies that empower women and girls. Here are a few Read more »

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AAUW and Washington, D.C., Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is working hard on many fronts to close the gender pay gap. A key effort is empowering women to know their professional worth and encouraging them to learn how to negotiate for a fair salary. We’re proud to announce our collaboration with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter to bring our salary negotiation program, AAUW Work Smart, to the nation’s capital. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 12, 2016
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Breaking News: Men Still Cash In on Pay Gap

Like the news anchor in this video, women would have to work 21 percent longer to make up the difference. That’s why, each year, AAUW recognizes Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 11, 2016
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Did Someone Say Cake? Sweet Support for the Paycheck Fairness Act

Raise awareness about the gender pay gap in an unexpected way – bring a cake with a 21 percent slice missing to a meeting with your members of Congress! Think of it as a birthday cake with a powerful message. Read more »

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Image via Marc Herman, Flickr Commons.

Do My State Officials Care about My Equal Pay?

Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2016
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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! Read more »

National Voter Registration Day 2013

How to Get Out the Vote on College Campuses

Want to get out the vote on college campuses? Use these best practices to help students register and vote. Read more »

An AAUW student organization at Juniata College co-hosted a candidate forum with the AAUW Huntingdon (PA) Branch.

How to Organize a Candidate Forum

Whether for a local, state, or federal election, a candidate event is a great way to engage your community around an upcoming election, to build support for the issues that matter to AAUW, and to learn more about the candidates running to represent you. Read more »