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
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

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 aauw convention members talking

AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches

There’s nothing like entering a room of nearly 800 activists to get you fired up about the future of AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 28, 2017
Lobby Day 2017

AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm

From Alaska to Arkansas, California to Connecticut, Nebraska to New York, AAUW members were pumped and ready to take the fight for gender equity directly to Capitol Hill. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 28, 2017
Younger Women’s Task Force Greater Lafayette (IN) Chapter members at a Stand with Standing Rock demonstration

Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen a surge of, or rather a recommitment to, feminism. The fear of losing the progress that women have made regarding reproductive rights, antidiscrimination laws, and fair pay has been weighing on me, but demonstrations like the 2017 Women’s Marches give me hope. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 31, 2017