1. The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap
The gender pay gap is the gap between what men and women are paid. Most commonly, it refers to the median annual pay of all women who work full time and year-round, compared to the pay of a similar cohort of men. Other estimates of the gender pay gap are based on weekly or hourly earnings, or are specific to a particular group of women.
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2. Get Paid What You’re Worth
AAUW’s renowned The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap report finds women are still paid just 80 cents for every dollar paid to a man! We can change that with AAUW’s multipronged economy security initiative: by changing laws, encouraging employers to improve workplace cultures and practices, and empowering women to negotiate to their financial futures by making our Work Smart program available nationwide.
Learn more about Work Smart Online and join the Members Mobilize a Million Challenge.
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Additional Resources: Use the tools on the Members Mobilize a Million Social Media pageto get the word out in your newsletters, on your websites, and in your social media posts
3. AAUW Action Fund Congressional Voting Record
The CVR provides information about senators’ and representatives’ co-sponsorship and votes. Each legislator is scored based on their record on AAUW priorities, which were decided on the basis of the AAUW Public Policy Program, adopted by AAUW members. These priorities include equal pay, education, campus sexual assault, campaign finance, human trafficking, and reproductive rights. The CVR is distributed to every member of Congress.
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4. AAUW National Election Comment Period
In spring 2019 AAUW members will be asked to vote on amendments to the Public Policy Priorities in addition to electing members to the national Board of Directors. Now through January 11, 2019, comment on the changes recommended by the AAUW Public Policy Committee, propose amendments to the bylaws, or propose a resolution. It’s your AAUW, and your voice counts.
Get Involved Today.
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5. Schools Are Still Under-reporting Sexual Harassment and Assault
AAUW research has found that women on college campuses and girls in junior high and high school frequently experience sexual harassment, sexual abuse or assault, and other crimes or behavior that constitute sex discrimination under Title IX. These experiences hurt their ability to focus on their academic goals and can diminish their equal access to educational opportunities. But educational institutions frequently fail to accurately report the sexual harassment or assault that is occurring on their watch.
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6. November 27th is GivingTuesday
Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks. Black Friday is a day for getting deals. Why not designate a day for giving back? That’s the question that inspired Giving Tuesday, a day to launch the season of giving that comes with the holidays.
Giving Tuesday takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and unites charities, families, businesses, and communities to celebrate generosity and the spirit of giving during the holiday season.
Because AAUW’s work to empower women and girls is so wide-ranging, each donation on Giving Tuesday will make a difference. Your gifts to AAUW change lives, covering everything from registration fees for a girl to attend a science and math camp to a fellowship to pay for child care while a mother is in graduate school.
If you are interested in creating a way to receive donations for your branch, take a look at our fundraising resource.
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