What Would You Ask the Candidates?

The first presidential debate is scheduled for this Friday, starting at 9:00 p.m. EST. Watching the presidential and vice presidential debates in the coming weeks is a great way to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   8 Comments   |   September 24, 2008

What Women Want

This was the message handwritten in bright red lipstick across the cover of last week’s Newsweek magazine. I had just treated myself to a new book to read during my […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   September 23, 2008

Why Women Should Vote

In the past week I received one e-mail (in slightly different versions) over a dozen times. Now I know I’m a natural target, but even so — a dozen?! With […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 22, 2008

Register to Vote

With AAUW’s latest Congressional Voting Record ready for digesting with one’s coffee, I thought I’d take a moment to chat about registering to vote. Wait — don’t stop reading because […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   September 17, 2008

How Did Your Members of Congress Vote?

As the elections draw closer and closer, AAUW’s Voter Education Campaign is in full swing across the country. Monday was no exception, as AAUW released our Congressional Voting Record for the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 16, 2008

McCain’s Big Moment

Thursday was another drizzly fall day in the Twin Cities, and everyone was talking about vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska who seemed to have come out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   September 05, 2008

Hockey Moms and Lipstick: Roll Call Officially Nominates McCain, but It’s Palin’s Night

Wednesday dawned at the Republican National Convention with an unmistakable air of anticipation. Today was essentially Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) coming-out party. Yes, she had her maiden voyage at the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   September 04, 2008

Women’s Events Help RNC Get Back on Track

Okay, so the first thing I need to say is this: I am writing this blog from the Xcel Energy Center press area. Yep, your intrepid Public Policy Director managed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 03, 2008

Open Thread: Should AAUW Endorse Sarah Palin?

Since we asked the same question about Hillary Clinton, we couldn’t help but ask the same about the first female Republican nominee for vice president of the United States. We […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   60 Comments   |   September 03, 2008

The Show Must Go On in Minnesota

Monday at the 2008 Republican National Convention was not what anyone expected, but the show did go on despite Hurricane Gustav’s wrath. While the official convention proceedings were shortened, other […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   September 03, 2008