AAUW Las Cruces, established in 1923, is the oldest and largest branch in New Mexico. We have been moving women forward for the past 94 years!!
The American Association of University Women has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.
AAUW believes that pay equity and equal opportunity are a matter of simple fairness. AAUW is a leader in the fight to end wage discrimination and open doors for women in the workplace.
Job creation and economic opportunity are critical issues for women, many of whom continue to struggle with economic insecurity and wage discrimination.
Pay inequality isn’t just a women’s issue; it is a family issue. Recent research has found that 50 percent of households with children include a mother who is either the sole or primary earner for her family. Pay equity is not just a matter of fairness but the key to families making ends meet. Wage discrimination also limits women’s choices and has real consequences. It impairs women’s ability to buy homes and pay for a college education and limits total lifetime earnings, thereby reducing a woman’s retirement savings and benefits.