The sun rises over U.S. Capitol before the public swearing in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C, Jan. 21, 2013.

AAUW’s Tips for Inauguration Weekend

The weekend of January 20 will be a busy one. Find everything you need to know about participating in Inauguration weekend in Washington, D.C., from the comfort of your own home, or online. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 04, 2017
Martha Ann Miller joined an AAUW branch in Virginia in 1944

A Century of Women’s Rights Work through the Eyes of a Centenarian

105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann Miller saw a woman on the presidential ballot 96 years after she saw women gain the right to vote as a little girl. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 19, 2016
Washington, DC, June 5, 2008 -- Notes, hands and water. Close up of minor details at a Senate hearing of FEMA officials.

Trump Cabinet Picks Must Face Full and Fair Vetting Process

Why do presidential cabinet picks matter to women and girls? From campus sexual assault to sex discrimination to reproductive health care, all kinds of crucial issues can be at stake when a presidential administration comes into office. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 08, 2016
Visitors to the AAUW National Voter Registration Day event at the Newseum in Washington, DC leave notes about why they are voting.

Women Helping Women Vote

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the 2016 election, we can all celebrate one thing: Americans exercised their right to vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 02, 2016
Diverse group of hands by race, ethnicity, and gender. Stand together against bigotry and bias. Donate to AAUW now.

The Election’s Over, and AAUW Needs Your Support More Than Ever

The 2016 election may be over, but AAUW’s work is ongoing. While the new administration and 115th Congress have the potential to raise serious challenges to AAUW priority issues, there may also be some strategic opportunities to advance our mission. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   November 23, 2016

Five Takeaways from Election 2016

The seemingly never-ending 2016 election is finally over, and it was one for the record books. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 17, 2016
Personnel is Policy: We want a White House that's not is #paleandmale

Presidential Appointments Should Reflect Our Nation

As President-elect Trump assembles his cabinet and White House team, he must keep in mind that personnel decisions are policy decisions. We at AAUW are not encouraged by the lack of diversity in the emerging Trump White House. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2016
Looking up at the inside of the dome from the ground floor. Photos from a walk through the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2016

There was more than just candidates on the ballot in several states on Election Day 2016. Ballot measures played an important role in enacting policies that support women and their families thanks in part to the advocacy of AAUW members, who advocated for their passage. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2016
Young women with backs to camera holding U.S. flag over their shoulders and watching the sun set.

American Association of University Women Reacts to Election Day Results

Voters made history November 8 by electing political outsider Donald J. Trump to the White House. AAUW intends to approach our work with both the new administration and Congress with our mission in mind. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 09, 2016
AAUW staff are pumped to turn out voters on Election Day 2016!

Getting Out the Vote on Election Day at AAUW!

Today, Election Day, the entire AAUW staff of almost 100 people made get-out-the-vote reminder calls to young women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016