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How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Ever wondered how to respond to the sexism you see in your daily life, in person and online? Here’s how to take a stand. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   September 02, 2016

Does Gender Equity Matter to You? Join AAUW’s #WomensEqualityDay Twitter Storm!

Friday, August 26, marks 96 years since the 19th Amendment, which secured women the right to vote, became law. But while today’s women have a lot to celebrate, the fight for gender equality is far from over. Read more »

Event   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2016
Your voice is your vote. Be heard! #ItsMyVote

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!

There is so much at stake each time women head to the polls, but more often than not, the conversation lacks women’s voices. 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