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It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard 2016 GOTV Skill Trainings

With Election Day rapidly approaching, it’s time for your branch to spring into action to help get-out-the-vote (GOTV) in 2016. Register for our series of three webinar trainings to learn what you need to register, educate, and turn out voters. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   October 18, 2016
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The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term

The U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016
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Don’t Boo — Vote!

The balloons have dropped, both parties have selected their nominees, and now the time has come for AAUW members across the country to roll up their sleeves and get out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 04, 2016
AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the 2016 AAUW Title IX Champion award ceremony.

AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 05, 2016
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AAUW Stands United at White House United State of Women Summit

  Shannon Cholakian is a former AAUW National Student Advisory Council member from California State University, Long Beach. AAUW wants to thank Shannon along with the rest of the summit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Women’s Access to Abortion

AAUW applauds today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional right of all women to make decisions about their health, family, and future without needless barriers. The high […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 27, 2016
AAUW employees hold protest signs at the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Affirmative Action in Texas Case

Affirmative action is a critical tool for schools to meet compelling institutional needs for diversity and ensure equal opportunity in higher education. AAUW applauds the June 23 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 23, 2016
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AAUW Reacts to Updated Sex Discrimination Regulations for Federal Contractors

AAUW welcomes the Obama administration’s final rule that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating based on sex. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 16, 2016
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AAUW Welcomes Department of Education Guidance on Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education

Recent U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance clarifies existing legal obligations for recipients of federal education funding to ensure that all students, regardless of their sex or gender, have equal access to the full range of career and technical education (CTE) programs offered. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 16, 2016
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Congress, Here’s How to Make STEM Fields Better for Everyone

“Increasing diversity in our STEM fields will make us smarter.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 01, 2016