Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 23, 2018
AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day

Time: All day Location: Online Cost: None Tuesday, April 10, marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. The […] Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   April 10, 2018
Stand Up For Human Rights UN event

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70: Why We Should All #StandUp4HumanRights

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations, and today the global rights of women and girls are being proclaimed in marches, social media campaigns, and legislatures. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 22, 2018
Asian women are paid only 87 percent of what white men are paid.

Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day

Time: All day Location: On Twitter! Follow @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy, and use hashtags #AAPIEqualPay and #NotYourModelMinority. Cost: Free Event description Thursday, February 22, marks Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date when Asian American women’s earnings […] Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   February 22, 2018
Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump delivers his Joint Address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Take Action with AAUW during the 2018 State of the Union Address!

Don’t just listen to how President Donald Trump addresses issues gender equity issues during the 2018 #SOTU address — join us in taking action. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 23, 2018

Reproductive Freedom Is Tied to Women’s Economic Security

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 18, 2018
Attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders connected with powerful speakers. AAUW National Student Advisory members Aku Acquaye and Dania Baraka stand with poet Crystal Valentine.

7 Feminist Resolutions for 2018

If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that our activism is needed now more than ever. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 29, 2017
Feminist holiday songs shareable: Deck the halls with equal paychecks fa la la la la la la la la!

Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

It’s been a busy year. With your support in 2017 we helped pass equal pay legislation in many states, expanded our salary negotiation workshops, pushed against attempts to weaken Title IX, and tirelessly fought for legislative action to ensure equity for women and girls. Read more »

Four African American attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student leaders smile and leap in front of an AAUW bug banner.

Take Two Minutes to Double Your Impact and Celebrate AAUW’s Birthday

This year, #GivingTuesday is special. It falls on AAUW’s anniversary — Tuesday, November 28 — when we will celebrate 136 years of helping to level the playing field for women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   November 09, 2017
AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017

Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 13, 2017