Since 1881, AAUW has been breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. Today, AAUW has nearly 100,000 members and a nationwide community that includes 1,000 branches and 600 college and university partners. Together, we provide networking, advocacy, and action that contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.

Are Your Tax Dollars Supporting Unequal Pay?

Wage gap stuck at 23 cents (still!)
Your action is needed to move the needle.

In 2012, women still earned just 77 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. That number hasn’t budged in the last decade, and it’s about time our nation’s leaders did something about it.

For two years, the U.S. Department of Labor has been saying it will develop a new tool to collect information on salaries, wages, and other benefits earned by employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. This tool is essential to giving employees and employers the information they need to end pay discrimination, and it’s essential to giving the Department of Labor the information it needs to make sure employers receiving our tax dollars are following the law. Urge the Department of Labor to speed up its work on this data collection tool today!

The wage gap isn’t just a number on the page – it means less money for food, education, housing, and retirement for millions of women and families nationwide.  See  http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50796/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8974

Attend:  Equal Rights Action Day in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Tuesday, April 8th, Legislative Briefing, March for Women’s Rights, Women’s Equity Rally Under the Dome.  Details @ http://aauw-mo.aauw.net/

Upcoming Programs:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt Street
Chez Meeting Room

AAUW National Legacy Circle

Sue Barley, National Legacy Circle Team

Women and Gardening/Business
Betsey Kohler, Owner and Manager of a Gardening Business

*gently used books for the book sale table (Proceeds to AAUW Funds).
*a friend and encourage her to join AAUW

 Upcoming Activities:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  Lobby Day and Equal Pay Day, Jefferson City

Saturday, April 26  Missouri History Day Event, University of Missouri, Columbia

Friday, May 2  State Board Meeting, Columbia

Saturday, May 3  AAUW Missouri Leadership Conference & Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn, Columbia

June 5-7  NCCWSL 2013

June 13-14  44th AAUW Midwest Regional Convention, Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO