Deborah Swerdlow

Deborah Swerdlow

Deborah Swerdlow is a former AAUW grassroots advocacy coordinator. Her work focused on educating and mobilizing AAUW’s members and supporters to take action on AAUW’s federal advocacy priorities. She supported member advocacy activities in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. Before working at AAUW, Deborah worked at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), where she planned the organization's high school advocacy trainings and handled a portfolio of policy issues that included pay equity, reproductive rights, health care, and judicial nominations. Deborah holds a master's in public administration from George Washington University and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Florida.

Work by Deborah Swerdlow

Workshop: Say Yes to the Ask: How to Talk the Advocacy Talk

This workshop teaches concrete strategies for conducting and maximizing one-on-one conversations with people who want to get more involved in AAUW. Read more »

Resource   |   June 28, 2013

AAUW and the Fight for Fair Pay: An Ongoing History

“AAUW and the Fight for Fair Pay: An Ongoing History” recalls the decades-long fight for fair pay that AAUW continues today.

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Resource   |   June 28, 2013

Workshop: I Have a Dream: Move People to Action with Your Personal Story

This workshop offers tips for developing and using your own “story of self” and coaching others to do the same. Read more »

Resource   |   June 26, 2013

Equal Pay Act 50th Anniversary Proclamation

Success Stories AAUW states and branches in Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania were successful in securing Equal Pay Day proclamations from their governors or local mayors, so let’s build on […] Read more »

Resource   |   May 15, 2013
"What's better than the Equal Pay Act's 50th anniversary? A Paycheck Fairness Act birthday." Button

Are You Ready for the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary?

  AAUW members never fail to outdo themselves — this year’s Equal Pay Day efforts were more impressive than ever, with more than 130 activities held across the country! Thank […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   May 14, 2013
AAUW members met with members of Congress during Lobby Day at the 2011 AAUW National Convention.

How to Be an AAUW Advocacy Rock Star

Familiarize yourself with tried-and-true techniques, explore new ways to make your events a success, or train new members and leaders who want to get involved in advocacy. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 01, 2013

National Mentoring Month: Congress Has Mentors, Too

When we talk about mentoring, I think we have a tendency to assume that mentors are for people who are young and new to their careers; we make the mistake […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 30, 2013

Making 2013 the Year for Pay Equity

My first job in Washington, D.C., was at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC). The first piece of legislation I worked on as a RAC legislative assistant in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 08, 2013

Are You Ready for Equal Pay Day?

The new year may be right around the corner, but it will take an extra four months for women’s earnings to catch up to men’s earnings from the year before. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   December 06, 2012

Take Advantage of Early Voting

The AAUW Action Fund’s It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard voter education and turnout campaign represents an unprecedented investment in making women’s voices heard in the 2012 election. Follow […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 26, 2012