Welcome to the Suffolk (VA) Branch of AAUW!

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

AAUW Names Gloria L. Blackwell as New CEO

“I stand in a unique place, and I plan to use my skills and expertise to build a new and stronger vision for AAUW. I vow to grow our impact across all communities and expand our commitment to infuse equity and inclusion in everything we do.”

Equal Pay Day: A Symbolic Date

Equal Pay Day denotes how far into the new year women must work to be paid what men were paid the previous year. Started by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996, the goal was to raise awareness about the gender wage gap. Since then, other Equal Pay Days have been added to the calendar to denote that mothers and most women of color face a wider-than-average gap and need to work even longer to catch up to men’s earnings.

We need to update our laws to ensure all workers can take home a fair paycheck, and the Paycheck Fairness Act is one big piece of legislation aimed at just that. We must call on all elected officials to listen to voters, who overwhelming support pay equity, and work to pass this important bill. And it must happen now.

Urge your senators to do their part by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act today!

Equal Pay Calendar

  • Black Women’s Equal Pay Day was August 3. Black women are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to white men. (July 31:  Washington Post: D.C. has widest gap for Black women)
  • Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day is September 8. Native women are paid 60 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
  • Latina’s Equal Pay Day is October 21. Latinas are paid 55 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

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