Iowa State guard Jadda Buckley drives on Baylor University's Niya Johnson during a January 23, 2016, basketball. Photo by Max Goldberg for the Iowa State Daily.

Here’s Who Would Win March Madness Based on Schools’ Gender Pay Gaps

March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, kicks off this week. But to us, the real madness is that women and people of color still don’t have equal pay in 2017! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   March 14, 2017
Women's March on Washington, January 2017. Woman with "Girl Power" written on her face. Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW.

Do Governors Know How to Pronounce “Woman”?

Every year at the beginning of their state’s respective legislative session governors deliver a State of the State address. This year the majority of governors’ agendas failed to cover AAUW priorities. Most didn’t even use the word “women.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 13, 2017

Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with These Weekly Actions

Equal Pay Day is the perfect opportunity to organize action to close the gender pay gap. Each week until April 4 we’ll share a new action for observing Equal Pay Day and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 28, 2017
In 2016, 900 get-out-the-vote events were organized by AAUW members in 46 states.

Look What AAUW Action Network Accomplished in 2016!

This year was action-packed for AAUW’s advocacy efforts. Our reach spanned from the White House to Congress to statehouses across the country. But the hard work isn’t over yet! Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 22, 2016
Martha Ann Miller joined an AAUW branch in Virginia in 1944

A Century of Women’s Rights Work through the Eyes of a Centenarian

105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann Miller saw a woman on the presidential ballot 96 years after she saw women gain the right to vote as a little girl. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 19, 2016

Yahoo, eBay among Newest Companies to Sign White House Equal Pay Pledge

AAUW commends the 44 additional companies that signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge on December 7. This diverse group of businesses including AT&T, eBay, the Estee Lauder Companies, Yahoo, […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 07, 2016
Employees working at a McDonald's restaurant

AAUW Statement on Setback to Obama Overtime Rule

The recent injunction against President Obama’s new overtime rule is a major setback to commonsense reform. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 30, 2016
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

¿Cómo le gustaría trabajar las mismas horas por la mitad de su sueldo? Esa es la brecha salarial que enfrentan las latinas

Debido a la brecha salarial de género, a las mujeres latinas se les pagan solo el 54 por ciento del sueldo que reciben los hombres blancos no hispanos. Eso significa que las latinas tendrían que trabajar casi un año adicional a tiempo completo para obtener el sueldo que ganarían los hombres blancos este año terminando el 31 de diciembre. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   October 31, 2016
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

¿Cómo le gustaría trabajar las mismas horas por la mitad de su sueldo? Esa es la brecha salarial que enfrentan las latinas

Debido a la brecha salarial de género, a las mujeres latinas se les pagan solo el 54 por ciento del sueldo que reciben los hombres blancos no hispanos. Eso significa que las latinas tendrían que trabajar casi un año adicional a tiempo completo para obtener el sueldo que ganarían los hombres blancos este año terminando el 31 de diciembre. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 31, 2016
Bill sponsor and AAUW member Sen. Susan Lee joined AAUW of Maryland member Anita Rosen and AAUW State Policy Analyst Kate Nielson as Gov. Hogan signed an equal pay bill into law on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Where Equal Pay Flourished (and Failed) in 2016

This year we saw lots of progress in statehouses across the country when it came to advancing AAUW’s public policy priorities. In particular, we helped get exciting new equal pay legislation off the ground and focused attention on the issue. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016