Paycheck Fairness Act Failed
Although the U.S. House of Representatives passed the the Paycheck Fairness Act, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the act. On a party-line procedural vote, 49-50, the bill fell short of the necessary 60-vote threshold. AAUW will continue to champion legislation to support economic equity.
Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA)
GEEA would help to reduce and prevent sex discrimination in all areas of education by supporting the vital, on-the-ground work of Title IX coordinators through additional resources, training and technical assistance. It would authorize competitive grants to K-12 schools, colleges, local educational agencies, or states to support their gender equity work.