July Content Suggestions

1. Congratulations to AAUW’s 2018-19 Fellowship and Grants  Awardees!

The 2018–19 award year kicked off with the release of our updated online Fellowships and Grants directory in which you can find out more about the remarkable women and organizations from your area! To learn more about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs and past awardees, visit our fellowships and grants web page and read our Following the Fellows blog series.

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: 2018-2019 AAUW Fellows Grantees Collage

2. Supreme Court Review Call

Join us on July 26 we review several of the significant decisions reached by the Supreme Court of the United States during the October 2017 term. Ebonee Avery-Washington, LAF program manager, will host the conference call and Deborah J. Vagins, AAUW’s senior vice president of public policy and research, will share her analysis of cases that impact our most fundamental rights.

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Image Caption & ALT-text: Supreme Court Statue via Flickr Davis Staedtler

3. AAUW Issues: Federal Judicial Nominations

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities supports “a fair, balanced, and independent judiciary” to ensure constitutional protection for the civil rights of all individuals. Federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court are often also the last, best hope for women who have experienced discrimination in education, employment, health care, and other aspects of their lives.

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: Statue of Lady Justice in the Romerplatz of Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany.

4. Know Your Rights: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The #CivilRightsAct recently turned 54, but  gender and race discrimination in the workplace remain a serious problem. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion.


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Image Caption & Alt-Text: The definition of discrimination. Title VII

5. 9 Things We Learned about Leadership at NCCWSL.

At the 2018 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, nearly 800 students from around the world gathered to build community and sharpen their leadership skills. Here are some of our favorite moments that had us clapping, snapping, and thinking hard about the future.

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Image Caption & Alt-Text: NCCWSL 2018 Students With Props  

6. Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States

This report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — almost $900 billion as of mid-2018.



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7. 46 Years of Title IX: Fight for Equity in Education Rages On

Women and girls still do not have equal educational experiences or opportunities.  In 1972, AAUW was at the forefront of advocating for the passage of Title IX, and we continue to fight to realize the full intent of the law, to ensure all students receive an education free from sex discrimination at every level of education across the land.  In a year where there have been rollbacks to the enforcement of the law, we need to push even harder to ensure it is protected and vigorously carried out.

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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.