Why Voter-ID Laws Are Bad for Women, the Elderly, and Everyone

On Thursday, a federal court blocked a Texas voter-identification law that the three-judge panel said would unnecessarily burden poor, minority citizens from exercising their right to vote. The court cited […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   September 04, 2012

Marine Corps Lieutenant Training to Allow Female Volunteers

The Marine Corps, the most male-dominated armed service, recently announced the integration of women into the Combat Endurance Test, a rigorous 86-day training program for top-performing lieutenants. Known as the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 12, 2012

Title IX is about STEM Too

Over the last 40 years, Title IX has brought well-known changes to women’s and men’s sports. What fewer people realize are the other areas in which Title IX is intended […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   4 Comments   |   June 22, 2012

This Mother’s Day, Fight for Working Moms

Every year around Mother’s Day, especially in election years, we hear politicians talk about honoring and cherishing the role of motherhood in our society. But pregnant women in the workforce […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 08, 2012

Why Transgender Rights Are Women’s Rights

Late last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued an important decision protecting workers from sex discrimination in the workplace — but you may not have recognized it as such. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 08, 2012

Police Chief Addresses Sexual Assault at Cal State

In April, the AAUW San Fernando Valley (CA) Branch worked with the Women’s Research and Resource Center at California State University, Northridge, to hold an event about campus sexual assault […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 02, 2012

When The Invisible War Came to AAUW

Sexual assault in the military is a significant problem, one that affects 20 percent of women and 1 percent of men in the armed forces, according to the new documentary […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 30, 2012

President Obama Endorses Anti-bullying Legislation

Sometimes, we in the AAUW Public Policy Department are asked by members, “Does the work we do really make a difference?” When I answer with an unequivocal yes, I point […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 26, 2012

Inequality Is Still Alive and Kicking

The saying “what’s old is new again” popped into my mind as I reflected recently on the passing of yet another March honoring women in history. I love history in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 30, 2012

Troubling School Trends along Race, Gender Lines

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights made headlines earlier this month when it released new data showing that black and Hispanic students across America face harsher discipline, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 22, 2012