June Content Suggestions

1. 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote Results

Thank you for participating in the 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment vote. We had a great turnout this year with over 17 percent of eligible members participating in the vote, more than three times the 5 percent required by our bylaws. Thank you for making your voice matter on these important issues.

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Image Caption & Alt Text: AAUW members vote for critical changes to the bylaws. Cast your ballot now in the 2018 AAUW national bylaws amendment vote.

2. Know Your Rights: The Equal Pay Act

Despite the passage of the EPA 55 years ago, women still do not take home wages equal to those of their male peers. If you’re concerned that you may be a victim of sex-based pay discrimination, or if you just want to know more about how the EPA works, this resource covers the basic information to get you started.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: AAUW members Minnie Miles (front row, fourth from right) and Reps. Edith Green (left of president, in white suit), Martha Griffiths (second from right), and Julia Hansen (far right) with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963. CREDIT: Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs. Courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

3. Take the Pledge to Protect Title IX

June 23rd marks the 46th anniversary of Title IX. Help fight back against attacks on the Title IX by pledging to take part in AAUW’s upcoming campaign to protect Title IX.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: Fillable “I Live Title IX Because” signs at an event for Senator Harry Reid

4. Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the Supreme Court ruled that state laws segregating schools were unconstitutional, schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 (approximately 75 percent of black students attend racially segregated schools), and black girls have suffered greatly as a result.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: Washington, D.C. Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school. Public Domain. Library of Congress.

5. Broken Ladders: Barriers to Women’s Representation in Non-Profit Leadership

Women’s equity in the workplace has been a focus of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) since our founding in 1881. And while great strides have been made, women are still largely excluded from the most powerful corporate positions in our economy. For Instance, the Fortune 500 list of the largest American corporations recently reached a historic high representation of women CEOs at just 6.4 percent, or about 1 in 15. Women in these companies fill only about one in five senior management positions.

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Image ALT-text and Caption: Gender Equity in CEO Representation, by Organization budget

May Content Suggestions

1. 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote

The AAUW National Board of Directors has voted to put three proposals for bylaws amendments before the membership for a vote this spring. In the voter guide you’ll read about proposed bylaws amendments that the AAUW Board of Directors strongly supports. We believe that passing these measures will help keep AAUW vital as an organization and enable us to increase our impact in advancing equity for all women and girls

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Voter’s Guide
Bylaws Vote FAQ

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Image Caption & Alt Text: AAUW members vote for critical changes to the bylaws. Cast your ballot now in the 2018 AAUW national bylaws amendment vote.

2. Bylaws Amendment Vote Message from AAUW Board Chair Julia Brown and CEO Kimberly Churches

The AAUW National Board of Directors has voted to put three proposals for bylaws amendments before the membership for a vote this spring. AAUW Board Chair, Julia Brown, J.D., and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches discuss their support of these proposals.

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3. State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

Every year, at the start of their respective legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. They offer esteem for outstanding achievements among their citizens or groundbreaking triumphs within their legislature, each one assuring that their state is progressing in a positive direction. In addition to recounting the successes of the previous year, the addresses offer an opportunity for governors to speak on any legislative concerns and present a strategic plan to support statewide improvements in these policy areas.

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Image Caption & Alt Text: Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble


Many of you have spoken and we’ve listened to your requests to make your sites more legible and web accessible. The font size on Site Resources sites has been an issue for some time. As a solution, we will be updating the default style sheet and enlarging the standard font sizes on our sites at the end of May. This could affect your sites in a number of ways.

HTML headline code (<H1> through <H6>) should be used specifically for headlines on a page, and are not intended to make text larger or bold. Headline code helps define the structure of a page, highlighting the most important content with a <H1> heading and so forth. Search engines use header code to determine page structure for search engine optimization (SEO). If you have created a page uses headline sizes to format content, this will change the display of your page. This could also rearrange any graphics displayed and the alignment of other elements. We strongly suggest all headings be tagged written in either H2, H3 or H4 with the body of your content tagged in paragraph font size. Note, page titles on Site Resources websites are <H1> by default so you should begin with heading <H2> to show diminishing importance.

In order to avoid any issues, please take a look at your sites and see if you’re using the appropriate HTML tags on your content.

If you have any questions or concerns or require assistance updating your websites, please reach out to me at siteresources@aauw.org.

Additional changes will be headed your way this summer so stay tuned…  

April 2018 Content Suggestions

1. The Gender Pay Gap by State

Every U.S. state has a gender pay gap, and some are wider than others. See how your state’s gender pay gap stacks up.Share this inforEPD-state-map-shareablemation with state and federal legislators as a call to action for stronger laws and use it to educate folks in your community about the gender pay gap.

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Image Caption and ALT Text: EPD state map shareable.

Interactive infographic: To embed on your own websites, visit https://infogram.com/1p5e3k03y7nqnxup79dwm7edvyh3ywz27q9 and click the share button for appropriate code.

State Resources: A state press release, a graphic for embedding on your site and sharing on social media, and a road map to equal pay legislation in your state are available at https://www.aauw.org/resource/gender-pay-gap-by-state-and-congressional-district/.

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2. It’s Negotiable: Salary Skill Builder

The gender pay gap is real and has far-reaching consequences for women’s economic security. Get the pay you deserve. AAUW’s new online, interactive will help you articulate your value in your next negotiation.

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Image Caption and ALT text: AAUW salary skills builder interactive tool. Click to start a short online lesson.
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3. How to make the wage gap an injustice of the past

Kim Churches

Kim Churches

Lawmakers, employers and workers all have a role in the fight for fair pay. And there are tangible, practical solutions all can take to achieve pay equity.

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Image Caption and ALT text: Kimberly Chuches, AAUW Chief Executive Officer

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4. How to Celebrate Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. It’s also a powerful occasion to raise awareness about and organize action around the gender pay gap in your community.


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Image Caption and ALT Text: AAUW Equal Pay Action Ideas

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5. Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day

EqualPayDayontheHillTuesday, April 10, marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. The typical woman working full time, year-round in the United States is paid just 80 cents for every dollar a man is paid, which means she has to work until April 10, 2018, to be paid as much as the typical man took home by December 31, 2017. Sound fair to you?

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Image Caption and ALT text: AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

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