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

Bullying, Harassment Underreported

The U.S. Department of Education released a “gender equity in education” analysis of its Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) data from the 2009-10 school year to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of Title IX anniversary. Read more »

AAUW Guidance to Local Book Sellers

Due to AAUW’s efforts, restrictions on re-selling children’s books have been significantly loosened for those reselling books for charitable purposes. Read more »

My Vote Is for Better Health Care for Young Women

My mother told me to get health insurance when she dropped me from my parents’ plan when I was in my early 20s. But I couldn’t afford it. I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 12, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Hate Crimes Prevention

Hate crimes are serious and well-documented problems but have historically been inadequately recognized and addressed. AAUW advocates “freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.” Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Women and Retirement Security

The traditional three-legged stool model for retirement — Social Security, pensions, and savings — does not support most women. Reform of all three options is needed to secure financial stability for women retirees. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Balancing Work and Life: Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

AAUW believes that creating a work environment that helps employees balance the responsibilities of work and family is smart for businesses and good public policy. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Health Care

AAUW believes that everyone is entitled to health care that is high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Abstinence-Only Sex Education

AAUW supports the right of every woman to obtain medically accurate information about and access to safe and comprehensive reproductive health services. Read more »

AAUW Members talking with Senator Harry Reids

Summer Lobbying — Having a Blast!

Ah, summertime. Constituent meetings, public events, and congressional town halls provide excellent opportunities for women’s rights advocacy! You can meet your congresswomen and men during the summer — but you […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 16, 2011