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
"Immigration Rights Are Women's Rights" & "We Are All Immigrants" Signs At The May Day Immigration Rights Rally (Washington, DC)

AAUW Responds to Rescinding of DACA Program

American Association of University Women Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches released a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 05, 2017
U.S. Flag flies at half-staff at the White House and all Federal facilities due to the Navy Yard shooting on September 16, 2013.

AAUW Statement on White House Decision on EEO-1 Pay Data Collection

The Office of Management and Budget is halting the implementation of the revised Employer Information Report (EEO-1) salary data collection. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 29, 2017
An old photo of women marching down the street with American flags

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day This Saturday at the Newseum

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, the annual celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted voting rights to women — though women of color remained largely disenfranchised until the 1960s. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 18, 2017
Our National Student Advisory Council members were ready to represent!

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Today’s women stand on the shoulders of the brave revolutionaries who fought for our rights. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2017
A black-and-white photo of women marching down the street with suffrage posters

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with AAUW and the Newseum

Saturday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, on August 26, 1920. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2017

AAUW Remembers Betty Dukes, An Everyday Hero

A former Walmart employee, an ordained minister, and a gender equity titan, Betty Dukes was an everyday hero. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 14, 2017
AAUW members Barbara Price and her daughter Melissa Young.

Creating a Legacy: A Mother and Daughter Take On AAUW Lobby Day 2017

In many ways lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill is second nature to me: It was part of my responsibilities while serving as the executive director of a statewide nonprofit for 20 years and as a member of AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 11, 2017

2017 Supreme Court Wrap-up Call

Join AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund for a Supreme Court wrap-up conference call. We will review the real-world consequences of several judicial decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court during the October 2016 term. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   July 27, 2017