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Spotlight on Women in Elected Office

The year has barely begun, and women are already shattering records and making history. When the new Congress convened in January, nearly a quarter of its voting membership was comprised of women — the highest percentage ever. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 04, 2019
Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitman (Brunette on dark red dress) with her hands raised in celebration behind a podium.

AAUW Finds Governors’ Annual Speeches Celebrate Women but Still Fail to Adequately Acknowledge Disparities

  What’s more, governors paid tribute to the success of women in the the 2018 elections: Six governors celebrated significant “firsts” in their state, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 29, 2019
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A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

Equal Pay without Delay

Fact Sheet:
The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019

Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is a critical step to closing the gender pay gap. The proposed law includes key provisions that would address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2019
A woman at the 2018 Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona, wear an American flag over her back and shoulders. Photo taken from behind the woman.

Analysis: What the 2018 Midterm Results Mean for Women

The midterm elections ushered in changes at all levels of government, but the dominant story of this election is the power of women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 13, 2018
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Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 6. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 24, 2018

AAUW Reacts to Kavanaugh Confirmation

AAUW denounces the Senate’s vote today to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court. The integrity of the Court, which has the final say on the health, education, and economic security of women and girls, will be forever altered by the confirmation of a Justice rushed through a partisan process. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 06, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh's listens to opening remarks during Senate Confirmation Hearings on September 4, 2018, for his nomination to the Supreme Court. (NBC News screenshot)

AAUW Urges Withdrawal of Kavanaugh Nomination

AAUW believes that if the Senate will not allow the FBI to investigate the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his nomination must be withdrawn. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 27, 2018

AAUW Statement Opposing the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

AAUW opposes Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. It is clear to us that he would do grave harm by undermining positions central to AAUW’s mission. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   August 03, 2018
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AAUW Statement on Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity and Affirmative Action Guidance

Diversity and equal opportunity should be top priorities for U.S. education. Today’s decision by the Trump Administration to rescind the affirmative action and diversity in schools guidance is a major step backward in efforts to advance equity in education. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 03, 2018