A group of young women stand around an AAUW banner.

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   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2013
People with signs walk and rally outside the Supreme Court in support of the Affordable Care Act

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
The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

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
AAUW of Hawaii members attended an Equal Pay Day 2013 ceremony with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Get Ready to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day 2014 will fall on Tuesday, April 8, so mark your calendar!

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Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 19, 2013
President Obama speaks at a podium at the White House. Vice President Joe Biden and a group of people stand behind.

My Future Depends on Immigration Reform

I have lived in the United States since I was 6 years old. I moved here with my family from Bolivia for the same reason that many immigrants come to the United States — in order to have a better life. I have always worked hard in school, but because I am not a citizen, I am not eligible for scholarships and funds from schools, making university tuition far too expensive for me and my family. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2013
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Just the Tip of the Iceberg: 7 Amazing AAUW Members Who Were Elected to Congress

A recent poll presents a depressing statistic: Only 43 percent of Americans believe it would be a good thing if more women were in Congress. So, on this Election Day, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   November 05, 2013
Supreme Court Building

What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court This Term?

This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a number of cases that will significantly impact the rights of women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 01, 2013
Close-up of a pregnant woman seated at a desk.

7 Things You Need to Know about Pregnancy Discrimination

Halloween is a time for thrills and scares, but it also marks the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Dealing with being a pregnant worker can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 31, 2013
Dixy Lee Ray sits in a chair facing the camera.

From Mt. Rainier to the Governorship of Washington, Dixy Lee Ray Was a Climber

A competitive go-getter from childhood, Dixy Lee Ray became the youngest girl to climb Mount Rainier (at the time) at age 12. Along with the AAUW Achievement Award, Ray was also awarded the prestigious John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award for biology, received 20 honorary degrees, and was named one of the 100 distinguished Washington citizens selected to commemorate the state’s centennial in 1989. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 31, 2013
Woman shaking hands with doctor

Speak Up for the Health Care That You Deserve

As millions of Americans learn more about their new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare), they’re also learning that this new coverage provides access to several preventive health services without cost-sharing or copay. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2013