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This irregularly published list of headlines from is meant as a reminder of all that the national level of the organization is doing. See the list on the right of this web site for the current headlines.


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Read the latest issue of EdEqChange (September 26, 2007)
Late-September briefing to member leaders reports: Recording of call for branch public policy chairs is available — and more (see other headlines below)

AAUW Celebrates New Law to Ease Student Loan Burden
The American Association of University Women applauds President Bush for signing the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (H.R. 2669) today, a bill that will increase scholarships and reduce loan costs for undergraduate students.

AAUW Applauds Senate Passage of Hate Crimes Prevention Act
AAUW congratulates the Senate for passing the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act as an amendment to the defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585).

AAUW Announces Partnership with CARE
We are excited to share our new and exciting partnership with CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. This partnership strengthens AAUW’s ongoing commitment to supporting global development issues.

Principles and Priorities — AAUW’s Public Policy Program
Spread the word about AAUW’S Public Policy Program — download the 2007-2009 program brochure and distribute it at branch and coalition meetings, voter education events, community gatherings, or anywhere else where women gather. Up to 10 copies of the brochure are available to members free of charge from the AAUW HELPLINE. For additional copies, contact Shop AAUW at 800/225-9998. For more information, call 800/326-AAUW (2289) or e-mail

Affirmative Action Resource Kit now available online
AAUW’s Public Policy department has released a new resource kit which contains information on state-based anti-affirmative action initiatives and a variety of useful resources for taking action against them. It also contains step-by-step suggestions to help plan counter campaigns and turn out voters to defeat such measures.

Visit AAUW’s position paper on affirmative action to download a copy of the Affirmative Action Resource Kit.

Read the latest issue of EdEqChange (September 17, 2007)
Mid-September briefing to member leaders reports: launch of the new website, annual membership vice president starter kits are in the mail, op-ed letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education. National Girls Collaborative Project program directory

History of the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund
Celebrate 25 years of progress and precedents with a timeline of LAF milestones

Discrimination, Not ‘Fit’
A recent letter to the Chronicle of Higher Education by Legal Advocacy Fund Director Lauren Kamnik highlights the need for colleges and universities to guard against hidden discrimination in their hiring and tenure-granting decisions.

AAUW launches redesigned website Sep. 17
AAUW is pleased to welcome you to our new website. The site has been restructured and given a new user interface to make your browsing experience more enjoyable and to inspire action and advocacy for equity for women and girls.

New resources about equitable opportunities in college athletics
Since 1972, when Congress passed Title IX, opportunities for female students to participate in college athletics have increased dramatically. Before the law was passed, there were fewer than 30,000 female varsity athletes at the university level; the number is now more than five times that.