Women’s Health Care Gets Boost with Medical Institute’s Recommendations

The Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that insurers provide free coverage for birth control hits all the right notes for women, families, taxpayers, and insurance companies. Recognizing both the critical importance […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 19, 2011

Activist Shelby Knox to Speak at Student Leadership Conference

PRESS RELEASE: Shelby Knox, a speaker and organizer who promotes sex education, women’s rights, and youth empowerment, will give a keynote address at the 26th annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) on Friday, June 3, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 19, 2011

AAUW Rallies for Women’s Health

Last Thursday, I had the privilege of representing AAUW onstage at the Stand Up for Women’s Health rally in Washington, D.C. AAUW joined 20 organizations to hold the rally to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2011

Budget Deal Hurts D.C., Signals Debates to Come

While a last-minute agreement between President Barack Obama and House Republicans kept the federal government from shutting down on April 8, the final deal contained many nasty surprises for Washington, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 14, 2011

Health Care Reform Law Turns 1

Wednesday, March 23 marked the one-year anniversary of when President Barack Obama signed the health care reform law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2011

Stand against Violence with The Vagina Monologues

Every spring, students and community members perform The Vagina Monologues as a part of V-Day’s international campaign to end violence against women and girls. In the past 11 years, productions […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 04, 2011

Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 3

One of the most interesting moments from the third day of the Elena Kagan hearings had nothing to do with the hard-hitting questions asked by many senators. For her second […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2010

Previewing the Elena Kagan Hearings

The buildup to Supreme Court confirmation hearings normally leaves Washington, D.C., in a frenzied state. Robert Bork was the conservatives’ dream and the liberals’ nightmare. Clarence Thomas was replacing Thurgood […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 24, 2010

Celebrate Action Network Successes in 2009!

The growing power and reach of AAUW’s Action Network can claim some impressive achievements. Just consider that over the past year, together, we have: Regained ground in the fight for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 23, 2009

A Good 24 Hours for Health Reform

AAUW staff and members were among the 1,200 people who descended on the corridors of Capitol Hill yesterday as part of the “Stop Stupak” coalition. Stupak, of course, refers to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 04, 2009