Allyson Carpenter being sworn in as the youngest elected official in Washington, D.C., history

Advice to Women Candidates from D.C.’s Youngest Elected Official

When Allyson Carpenter first stepped onto Howard University’s campus as a freshman, she was too scared to think of running for elected office. But she quickly became unhappy about certain […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   December 03, 2014
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No Passport Required: A Look at Where Women Have It Best

Where’s the best place in the world to be a woman? We took a close look at the top 10 highest-ranked countries in the World Economic Forum’s recent list. Read more »

Patty sits at her desk and makes a phone call.

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2014

On Election Day, AAUW’s and friends’ voices were heard loud and clear on ballot initiatives on issues including the minimum wage, paid sick days, and equal rights. Here’s the rundown on how our issues fared in state elections. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 06, 2014
Mia Love; mayor

The Day After: 8 Takeaways from the 2014 Midterms

Following the close of the 2014 midterm election, here are the takeaways we’re still mulling over. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   November 05, 2014
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5 Issues to Watch in the Supreme Court This Year

It’s obvious, but it’s easy to forget: Courts matter. Federal courts determine the scope of workers’ rights and the constitutionality of civil rights laws. The U.S. Supreme Court is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2014
Chalk outline of the word VOTE.

Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters

Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   October 17, 2014
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Do You Care about Reproductive Rights or Marriage Equality? Then You Should Care about State Judge Elections

Given the enormous authority judges exert, it’s important to be informed about the judicial selection process in your state and the judicial candidates on the ballot before you head to the polls. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 09, 2014
A woman staples a voter registration post to an outdoor bulletin board.

5 Things You Can Do to Get Out the Midterm Vote

AAUW and the AAUW Action Fund are renewing our efforts in 2014 for the critical midterm elections — a time when young women are not as likely to vote as in presidential election years. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2014
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Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose

Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless — take it from some Elect Her students. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 30, 2014
Molly Rockett stands in front of her campaign signs.

Molly Rockett Got Elected at 20, and You Can Too!

Molly Rockett is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut, a resident adviser on campus, and former president of the College Democrats. She also holds a local government position in her hometown. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   July 11, 2014