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

Upcoming Programs:

Annual Celebration Dinner

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Columbia Area Career Center
4203 S. Providence Road, Room 173B

Park at the southwest corner of the building and enter from there

Reservations are required

Please note:  If circumstances prevent you from attending, we will still require your payment, as the branch will have guaranteed a specific number of reservations.  Please RSVP to Christine Roberson, croberso@columbia, k12.mo.us by May 7.  Cost:  $25.00

If you have special needs, please let Christine know when you make your reservation.

Women Behind the Camera
Paula Elias, Director, Citizen Jane Festival

The Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates the work of female filmmakers from around the world.  Paula Elias has directed the festival since its initiation in 2008.

Upcoming Activities

June 5-7  NCCWSL 2013

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