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American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners.

For 130 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.
AAUW’s Mission

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.


Current Newsletter (May 2017)


Tune In for Our Panels on How to #StandUptoSexism

 AAUW’s new #StandUptoSexism campaign has sparked lively conversation on social media, in the news, and in communities. AAUW and NYU Washington, DC, are convening a series of panel conversations. Join us online or in person and learn how you can fight gender bias. Read more.

 


Nominate an AAUW Member for a U.S. Postage Stamp

There have been more than a dozen women involved with AAUW who have appeared on postage stamps. Including Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, and Rachel Carson. We’d love to see more AAUW women represented on our nation’s postage stamps — so we’ll be choosing one woman from AAUW’s rich history to nominate for a commemorative stamp. We’ll select the winning nominee to propose to the U.S. Postal Service. Voting closes April 30 at 12 p.m. EST. Read more.


Join AAUW’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of Re Jane: A Novel, Patricia Park

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Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as we talk with 2013–14 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Park about her book Re Jane. What The New York Times calls a “breezy, engaging” first novel that “grapples with real issues of identity, race, and culture from global and historical perspectives”. Register to join the discussion on May 2, 2017 at 7:00pm. Read more.

 

 


Get The Simple Truth in Spanish!

Now available en español, use this resource to educate decision makers and your community about the gender pay gap.
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2017 AAUW National Election

 Learn about your candidates for election to the Board or apply for appointment to the board; read up on the proposed by-laws amendments, the proposed public policy platform, and resolutions on this year’s ballot in the Voter Guide; or learn how to turn your branch meeting into a polling place so everyone can vote! Read more.


#StandUptoSexism

Most women have to deal with sexism in their daily life, be it social control, gender discrimination, harassment, misogynist sarcasm, rape culture etc. Unfortunately, instead of fighting back, we were taught that these are non-significant incidents, accidental encounters, harmless jokes or worse that it was our fault. We need more people, not just women, to stand up against sexism for what is right when they witness such discrimination.
Share 5 simple ways you can #standuptosexism and join the movement.
Download AAUW’s #StandUptoSexism Discussion Guide.


Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with Weekly Actions

Equal pay day falls on Tuesday, April 4 this year. This is a day to show the discrepancies between what men and women are paid for the same job in the US. On average, women earn 20 percent less than men. Therefore, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.
Each week until April 4, we’ll share a new tip for how you can take action in your community and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly.

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AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry


AAUW has always stood up against discrimination since its inception. AAUW’s history speaks for itself on how it has raised its voice against intolerance and injustice. Once again it’s time to unite together and support refugees and immigrants to preserve diversity which makes America so strong and powerful.
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AAUW Winter Outlook Magazine

The Winter 2017 issue of AAUW Outlook Magazine is now available. Get in-depth feminist news and resources while supporting an organization that empowers women and girls.


AAUW Member Benefits


Membership with AAUW means you’re part of a community dedicated to changing the climate for women and girls. As an AAUW member, you will not only have access to valuable resources but also get discounted pricing on some merchandise and services. It’s one more way to express our gratitude for all your support to empower women and improve the lives of millions of women and families. With each purchase, AAUW receives a royalty that is used to support the work we do.
Click here to find out more about AAUW Member Benefits


AAUW’s accomplishments in 2016

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.

  • 200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
  • 6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
  • 714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
  • 2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
  • 44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
  • 900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
  • 19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
  • 12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
  • 11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations

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Donate to AAUW today for social change

For more than 135 years, AAUW has served as a grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. The support of donors like you is critical to our mission. Your gift will support AAUW’s fight against unequal representation in business and government, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the gender pay gap, and more.

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105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann on Women’s rights

AAUW member Martha Ann Miller. Photo credit: Hannah Golden.

Martha Ann has witnessed crucial milestones in women’s equality from women’s right to vote in November 1920 to name of the first woman on the presidential ballot in November 2016. When Miller was entering the workforce in the 1930s, sexism and inequality were prevalent.Throughout Miller’s membership, AAUW has supported equal pay legislation, women in politics, equal representation of both men and women and many more programs.

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Online book discussion with Linda Hirshman, author of Sisters in Law


Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Date : March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free

Click here to learn more and register.