Ensuring a Brighter Future for Women and Girls 11November

Young woman sitting on the bank of a river gazing up at the night sky
Blog   |   Community   |   30 Comments   |   November 11, 2016

A family tradition of education, American steel, and a chance encounter set the stage for AAUW Carlisle (PA) Branch member Ann Pehle’s work for women and girls. Read more »

The Incomplete Supreme Court and Some Significant Upcoming Cases 08November

Protesters rally at the Supreme Court in October 2016 to demand the Senate Republicans vote to fill the court vacancy.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   33 Comments   |   November 08, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has been operating with a vacancy all year long. Unfortunately, that vacancy will continue to hinder the court for the rest of the year — and possibly even longer. Read more »

Getting Out the Vote on Election Day at AAUW! 08November

AAUW staff are pumped to turn out voters on Election Day 2016!
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016

Today, Election Day, the entire AAUW staff of almost 100 people made get-out-the-vote reminder calls to young women. Read more »

Voter Suppression Is the Real Election Concern 04November

Sign pointing toward election polls with cancelled written over it.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   15 Comments   |   November 04, 2016

Have you heard about the boy who cried voter fraud? It’s a myth that has activated voter suppression laws across the country. Read more »

¿Cómo le gustaría trabajar las mismas horas por la mitad de su sueldo? Esa es la brecha salarial que enfrentan las latinas 31October

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

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 »

Where Equal Pay Flourished (and Failed) in 2016 27October

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.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   15 Comments   |   October 27, 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 »

Enter AAUW’s Feminist Halloween Contest 26October

Enter AAUW's feminist halloween costume contest October/November 2016
Blog   |   Community   |   October 26, 2016

Not even on Halloween, a day that’s largely about escapism, can we fully break free from stereotypes and bias, from the pressure to dress “sexy,” from the onslaught of culturally appropriative or insensitive costumes. That’s why this year, we’re cheering on empowering costumes. Read more »

What’s At Stake on Election Day: A Millennial Voter’s Perspective 20October

2016 U.S. election with ballot in flag
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   19 Comments   |   October 20, 2016

Your vote doesn’t just decide who sits in the Oval Office or in your state legislature. It decides our future. Read more »

Want to See Action on Women’s Issues? Check Out Your Statehouse! 19October

Maryland Equal Pay Day Rally
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   11 Comments   |   October 19, 2016

In 2016, AAUW members were busy at every level of government passing good laws, beating back bad ones, and laying the groundwork for more successes in 2017. Read more »

Meet 10 Up-and-Coming Feminist Change Makers 17October

Julia Alford, 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council Member
Blog   |   Campus   |   23 Comments   |   October 17, 2016

Meet the politicians, scientists, writers, educators, engineers, nonprofit founders, and AAUW student organization leaders eager to use their passions to inspire social change. Read more »