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   |   January 18, 2018

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
AAUW members and supporters wore “I Voted” stickers as well “It’s My Vote” tattoos.

Fair Representation and Redistricting: How the Lines Are Drawn

Poorly drawn or purposefully unfair electoral district lines can threaten voting rights and political participation. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   October 05, 2017
Hispanic women and Latinas are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men in the United States.

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

Thursday, November 2, marks Latinas’ Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when Hispanic and Latina women’s earnings “catch up” to non-Hispanic white men’s earnings from the previous year. Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   November 2, 2017
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women are paid 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men. American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 57 cents compared to white men's dollar.

Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Native Women’s Equal Pay Day

Native women’s equal pay day is September 25 and there are many things individuals, employers, and governments can do to help close the gender pay gap. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   September 25, 2017
At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won't close until 2119.

Gender Pay Gap Remains at 20 Cents

Women working full time on average still make 80 cents compared to every dollar men make. At the current rate of progress in closing the gap, women will not receive pay equity until the year 2119. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 12, 2017