Ida B. Wells

7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates a historic step for women’s equality: the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, on August 26, 1920. But didn’t further the equality of all women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 23, 2019

Blockbuster Year for State Legislative Action on Pay Equity

  From the soccer field to the U.S. House of Representatives, 2019 brought increased focus on the gender pay gap and ways to close it. This is particularly true in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 16, 2019
Supreme Court Building

Supreme Court Review Call

Review several of the significant decisions reached by the Supreme Court of the United States during the October 2017 term. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   July 25, 2019
Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitman (Brunette on dark red dress) with her hands raised in celebration behind a podium.

AAUW Finds Governors’ Annual Speeches Celebrate Women but Still Fail to Adequately Acknowledge Disparities

  What’s more, governors paid tribute to the success of women in the the 2018 elections: Six governors celebrated significant “firsts” in their state, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 29, 2019
Equal Pay without Delay

Fact Sheet:
The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019

Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is a critical step to closing the gender pay gap. The proposed law includes key provisions that would address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2019
Women holding protest signs on Capitol Hill, including "Women's voices for women's choices" and "Be bold for change."

Washington Watch

Take a look back at AAUW’s 2018 policy achievements as we anticipate our advocacy needs for the new year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 20, 2018
Pennsylvania Governor Wolfe shaking hand of an AAUW member in front of podium.

AAUW Members Lobby to Advance State Pay Equity Laws

AAUW leaders felt a personal sense of victory when Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a law banning employers from inquiring about a job candidate’s salary history. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 19, 2018
A woman at the 2018 Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona, wear an American flag over her back and shoulders. Photo taken from behind the woman.

Analysis: What the 2018 Midterm Results Mean for Women

The midterm elections ushered in changes at all levels of government, but the dominant story of this election is the power of women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 13, 2018
Credit: Governor Phil Murphy signs into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in Trenton on April 24, 2018. OIT/Governor’s Office.

State and Local Action in 2018 Shows the Path toward Pay Equity

Cities, states, and employers are increasingly realizing the value of equal pay and enacted policies in 2018, making it clear that they won’t wait any longer for change. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 13, 2018
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Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 6. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 24, 2018