Gustav Threatens the Gulf Coast and the RNC

As I sat in the airport waiting for my connection to the Twin Cities, I do what any good lobbyist does — I checked my e-mail. And while I had […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   September 02, 2008

An Historic Night Ends the 2008 Democratic Convention

A buzz was in the air all day Thursday. It wasn’t just that it was the last day of the convention. It wasn’t just that it was the night that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 30, 2008

Bloggers and Protests and Delegates, Oh My!

Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to check out the Big Tent — a net-roots Disneyland. The venue, sponsored by Digg, Google, DailyKos, and others, is a blogger’s oasis in the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 28, 2008

Women’s Equality Day @ Convention

While Tuesday was not designated “women’s issues day” at the Democratic National Convention, it certainly felt like it — which seems appropriate, given that the day also marked the anniversary […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 27, 2008

Equalitea, Trains, and Teddy Kennedy

The rest of Monday, the first official day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, sped by. After a brief visit to the Seniors Caucus in the early afternoon — women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

Unconventional Women

This is Lisa Maatz, your intrepid AAUW Public Policy Director, blogging to you directly from the Denver Convention Center. While I have a moment to catch my breath, I thought […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 25, 2008

2024 or Bust

Since we just featured AAUW Dialog’s summer reading lists, I wanted to share information about a film that recently debuted in May. Directors Amy Sewell and Susan Toffler produced a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   July 21, 2008

Seneca Falls … Casino?

The last time I went Internet researching, I found what became the title of a blog (“Married but Looking”) when I entered “women’s rights” into a search engine. This time, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 19, 2008

Who Really Reads Anyway?

This week’s New Yorker magazine cover has a “satirical image” of Michelle and Barack Obama. The image is entertaining to some because it embodies ignorant assumptions about the Obamas. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   July 15, 2008

Thinking About Not Voting?

In the wake of Hillary Clinton suspending her presidential campaign on Saturday, everyone has been talking about where her supporters will go now. The Sunday morning newspapers, airwaves, and blogs […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   June 12, 2008