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Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

A black-and-white photo of women marching down the street with suffrage posters

Saturday, August 26, is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, on August 26, 1920. It is also a time to acknowledge that the Nineteenth Amendment didn’t include all women and that 97 years later the fight for gender equality is still far from over. This Women’s Equality Day, join AAUW and the Newseum to reflect on the past while championing justice for today. Read more.

Members of the AAUW Lobby Corps who travel weekly to the Hill while Congress is in session. This depicts Congressional Representative Don Beyer from our Arlington/Alexandria district.

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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     On April 24, 2017, the Spring Awards Event was held at the Women’s Club of Arlington . Several awards were presented to both students and teachers in education. 

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

AAUW’s Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

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.

AAUW Diversity Statement
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.