AAUW Las Cruces, established in 1923, is the oldest and largest branch in New Mexico. We have been moving women forward for the past 95 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.

What We Do! AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to empower women and girls. AAUW national issues are detailed here.

AAUW Issues: Federal Judicial Nominations

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities supports “a fair, balanced, and independent judiciary” to ensure constitutional protection for the civil rights of all individuals. Federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court are often also the last, best hope for women who have experienced discrimination in education, employment, health care, and other aspects of their lives.

After careful consideration, AAUW has announced its opposition to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Review of his available record has made clear that Judge Kavanaugh holds positions that are fundamentally at odds with AAUW’s mission. We encourage you to read and share this statement from AAUW CEO Kim Churches, which outlines the criteria for AAUW’s position.

Get the Facts

9 Things We Learned about Leadership at NCCWSL.

At the 2018 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, nearly 800 students from around the world gathered to build community and sharpen their leadership skills. Here are some of our favorite moments that had us clapping, snapping, and thinking hard about the future.

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2018 AAUW Public Policy Priorities


2018 National Equal Pay Days:

April 10, 2018 – All women’s Equal Pay Day
April 17, 2018 – White women’s Equal Pay Day
August 7, 2018 – Black women’s Equal Pay Day
September 27, 2018 – Native women’s Equal Pay Day
November 1, 2018 – Latinas’ Equal Pay Day

Broken Ladders: Barriers to Women’s Representation in Non-Profit Leadership

Women’s equity in the workplace has been a focus of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) since our founding in 1881. And while great strides have been made, women are still largely excluded from the most powerful corporate positions in our economy. For Instance, the Fortune 500 list of the largest American corporations recently reached a historic high representation of women CEOs at just 6.4 percent, or about 1 in 15. Women in these companies fill only about one in five senior management positions.

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Help a young woman get ready to shape the world and make lifelong connections.

AAUW Las Cruces, Inc.
PO Box 1081
Las Cruces, NM  88004