Four women have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. From left: Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Sonia Sotomayor (the first Latina Supreme Court justice), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan. Image via Wikimedia Commons

¿Qué Pasa, USA? The State of the Latina Address

Latinas make up less than 2 percent of members of Congress — but over the last decade, the number of Latinas in political office has started to grow rapidly. Read more »

A group of young people stand outside with signs advocating for voter registration.

States Innovate to Help Voters Register

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re highlighting some states that are passing laws to make it easier for their citizens vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 22, 2015
AAUW SAC member and Elect Her alumna Dana Smith presented one of the NCCWSL 2015 Women of Distinction.

5 Things I Learned from Losing an Election

Last year, I ran for student government president at Purdue University. I lost the election. However, I learned that there are other (more important) ways to define success. Read more »

The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

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
Photo credit: Claus Tom Christensen

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
Photo courtesy of Davis Staedtler, Flickr

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