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Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Is Getting an Upgrade

Students go off to college each year only to be confronted with violence in their classrooms, dorm rooms, student unions, and at social events. College-age women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   October 11, 2013
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Debt Ceilings and Grand Bargains and Continuing Resolutions, Oh My!

What does it mean to be shut down, to default, or to strike a grand bargain? Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 10, 2013
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“American Women” Report: Paving the Way for the Second Wave

Let’s travel back to 1963 to commemorate another 50th anniversary before the year winds down. This time we will celebrate “American Women,” one of the most influential reports on women’s issues ever published and the final product of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 09, 2013
Women members of AAUW of New Jersey stand together

Grassroots Efforts Fight Human Trafficking Close to Home

AAUW members nationwide are leading efforts to fight human trafficking by starting petitions for legislative action, raising awareness, and working to prevent sex trafficking during the 2014 Super Bowl. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 08, 2013
AAUW staff at Planned Parenthood

HER-story of Shutdown and Women’s Health

There are many things that went into current shutdown, but it’s clear to me that women’s health is a big part of it. What we’re seeing now is just one more attempt to make women’s health a political negotiating chip, and we’re not having it. Tell Congress to do its job. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 04, 2013
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Get MAD about the Government Shutdown!

“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt Today, I was writing about why a government shutdown […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 27, 2013
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AAUW’s Original Binders Full of Women

By the time a woman was finally appointed to the Supreme Court, AAUW had been working toward that goal for more than half a century! Beginning in 1930, AAUW urged the appointment of Florence Ellinwood Allen, an early suffragist, graduate of Western Reserve University, and AAUW member. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   September 25, 2013
Voters wait to cast ballots for the 2008 presidential election in Ohio.

Rebuilding the Voting Rights Act

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, when citizens are urged to update their voter registration so they can be heard in future elections. Yet after the Supreme Court’s June ruling in Shelby County v. Holder, the future of many Americans’ voting rights is far from clear. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 23, 2013
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Inspiring Future Scientists Will Have to Wait

The Science Laureates of the United States Act would create a national position similar to the poet laureate model. AAUW endorsed this legislation because it aligns with our mission of supporting programs that can help break through barriers for women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 20, 2013
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Veterans Head Back to School

Since the most recent GI Bill was enacted in 2008, more than 500,000 veterans and their families have used its benefits to pay for higher education. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 06, 2013