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
Jessica Gottsleben headshot

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 »

AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean?

According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   July 03, 2014
Women get ready to run at an Elect Her training at Virginia Tech in 2013.

3 Reasons Young Women Should Run for Office

Calling all young women! Former congresswomen want YOU to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 11, 2014
AAUW member Judge Sarah Hughes (left) swears in Lyndon B. Johnson as Jackie Kennedy and others watch. November 22, 1963.  (Image by Cecil Stoughton, White House Photo Office. Courtesy of LBJ Presidential Library, Austin)

Sarah T. Hughes: A Woman Who Asked What She Could Do For Her Country

The day was November 22, 1963. The accident was President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. And the plane was Air Force One, where Sarah Tilghman Hughes swore in the new president of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 21, 2013
Black and white portrait photos of six of the women

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
A suffragist being arrested by a policeman in a carriage in 1917

AAUW’s Long Road to Women’s Suffrage

Women’s Equality Day, August 26, marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. It may come as a surprise to you that the road […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 23, 2013
A black-and-white photo of women marching down the street with suffrage posters

3 (or 4) Ways to Be a Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day

On Monday, August 26, we’ll celebrate another Women’s Equality Day, the day that marks the anniversary of when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Unfortunately, celebrating our right to vote isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   August 20, 2013
Audrey Davenport

Ready for a Change, She Ran for Mayor

Though she never met an architect in her small town of Cornelia, Georgia, Audrey Davenport grew up with an affinity for housing and architecture. She could visualize floor plans and […] Read more »