What’s At Stake on Election Day: A Millennial Voter’s Perspective

Your vote doesn’t just decide who sits in the Oval Office or in your state legislature. It decides our future. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2016
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Preserving the Right to Run

With the passage of the 19th Amendment came the right to vote. But women have been running for office since before 1920 — and with suffrage came the power to elect more women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 05, 2016
AAUW and AAUW Action Fund present 2016 presidential debate bingo (#AAUWdebates)

See Where Presidential Candidates Stand — Play Debate Bingo with AAUW!

We’ve created bingo cards with some of the key words women and girls want to hear from both candidates during the course of the debates. Simply print out a card, grab your favorite marker, and you’re ready to play. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 07, 2016
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Don’t Boo — Vote!

The balloons have dropped, both parties have selected their nominees, and now the time has come for AAUW members across the country to roll up their sleeves and get out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 04, 2016
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

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10 Times Women Gave Great Advice on Running for Office

Didn’t make it to an Elect Her this year? Never fear! Here are some of the best pieces of advice from this year’s workshops. Read more »


Run like a Girl: Women Presidential Candidates throughout History

Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. And this year, two high-profile women entered the race. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016
Elect Her alumna Allyson Carpenter tweets about her friend Amanda Bonam, who filled her Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner seat.

Black Women in Politics: From Social Mobilizing to Elected Office

When it comes to civic participation and mobilization, black women are leading the way. But they remain severely underrepresented in electoral politics. Read more »

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7 Feminist Resolutions for the New Year

How will you be a more thoughtful, inclusive, active feminist in 2016? Here are seven suggested resolutions for the coming year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   December 15, 2015
Allyson Carpenter introduces Michelle Obama at a White House event honoring the women of the Civil Rights movement.

2 Young Elected Officials Share 4 Leadership Lessons

Allyson Carpenter and Molly Rockett are millennials who are making a difference thanks in part to Elect Her, a nationally popular collaboration between AAUW and Running Start. Proven leaders already, these women have inspiration and advice for college women following in their footsteps. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   November 20, 2015