Take On Wall Street and Big Money: A Proposal to Fix America’s Rigged Tax System

The outsized power of corporations and CEOs in our economy and political system must be brought to heel. Before the financial crisis, the largest banks borrowed excessively — gambling with taxpayer money with little oversight. It is time that we close the many tax loopholes that encourage risky investments by Wall Street, corporations, and the wealthy. Instead of cutting tax rates for corporations and wealthy people, we need to comprehensively reexamine the adequacy and fairness of our current tax system that continues to perpetuate record income inequality.

Through a budget procedure called “reconciliation,” which only requires a simple majority to pass, the Senate GOP is working on a tax “reform” plan. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch has asked for input on the U.S. tax system, and People For the American Way is part of a coalition of more than 50 groups that have submitted a proposal. The “Take On Wall Street “ proposal would raise more than $1 trillion in additional revenue and discourage dangerous Wall Street speculation by requiring the financial services industry to pay its fair share of taxes. Additionally, the coalition has submitted over 190,000 petition signatures.

The Take On Wall Street plan includes the following:

  • Closing the carried interest loophole which allows billionaire Wall Street money managers to pay lower tax rates than nurses or construction workers;
  • Closing the CEO Bonus loophole, which allows corporations to deduct CEO salaries above 1 million dollars a year from their taxable-income as long as they call it ‘incentive pay’;
  • Creating a Wall Street sales tax that would discourage short-term bets and generate billions in new revenue for services our communities need;
  • Creating a small tax on the riskiest big bank borrowing to discourage future bailouts and raise revenue for important public services;
  • Closing the reinsurance loophole which allows hedge funds and certain insurers to transport money to untaxed foreign “reinsurance” subsidiaries;
  • Ensuring complex derivatives contracts are not used to avoid taxes.

Our current tax system favors the super-rich at the expense of everyday Americans. Congress should change this through real tax reform that closes loopholes instead of creating more tax cuts for Wall Street.

100 Days of Fighting Back Brings Wins for The Trump Resistance

The morning after Election Day was full of shock. Even ardent Trump supporters were caught off guard by the Electoral College win from the same man who revived the birther myth against President Obama for years and bragged that he could grab women “by the pussy.” For many progressives it marked the end of a long arc of progress under Obama. For others it was a painful reminder of the racism, sexism, and homophobia coursing through a portion of the American electorate. And for hundreds of thousands of people (after we dusted ourselves off) it was a time to dedicate, or rededicate, ourselves to a long fight against opponents who were well-positioned to beat us at many turns. Undoubtedly, we’ll see some losses. And while the world over will be harmed, we know we can rebuild if we can minimize the losses and organize for the future. So the resistance has been born.

The resistance has taken on many shapes, including the formation of new coalitions and organizations, unprecedented marches and local movements, town halls flooded with activists, and more. While Trump has tried (and sometimes succeeded) to do some pretty horrific stuff, activists across the country have been there to show him that it will not be tolerated.

Here are 10 times the resistance won:

1. Failing to Weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics

Before Trump was even inaugurated, House Republicans attempted to change House rules and strip the Office of Congressional Ethics of its independence, presumably to remove barriers to their upcoming power grab. You flooded congressional offices with calls and within days the proposal was withdrawn.

2. HUGE Marches Around the World Raise the Level of Discourse

Building on a long history of activism, the day after inauguration, millions of people marched on Washington and around the globe in the Women’s March to show their desire for a more equal and inclusive world than the one represented by the new U.S. presidential administration. The march had the added bonus of overshadowing a dismally-attended inauguration and aggravating the notoriously grandiose Trump. Other large-scale events including the Immigration Strike, Day Without a Woman, Tax March, People’s Climate March (April 29) and May Day Strike (May 1) are focusing attention on an array of issues that our country and the president cannot ignore.

3. Thousands Make Their Voices Heard at Town Halls

With the help of Facebook Live, we’ve witnessed the power of democracy through the surge of participation in House and Senate town halls across the country. Constituents have filled rooms to ask questions about Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, the AHCA, the anti-Muslim ban, and Planned Parenthood—and even held “empty chair” town hall events when their representatives would not host their own. And they are listening.

4. Stopping the First and Second Travel Bans

After the chaotic rollout of the Trump administration’s first travel ban targeting Muslims and refugees, which was quickly blocked by a federal judge in New York, lawyers and protesters as well as members of Congress showed up at major airports across the country to welcome immigrants and travelers and pressure security officials to release anyone who had been detained. The people were ready for his second and latest attempt at an anti-Muslim ban which was stopped by a federal judge in Hawaii.

5. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuses Himself from Russia Investigation, Followed by Rep. Devin Nunes

Connections between the Trump campaign and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election remain uncertain at best. But the administration continues to function as if it’s possible to have a serious, credible investigation led by campaign surrogates and administration apologists. Pressure from the resistance forced the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions due to conflicts of interest. Representative Devin Nunes also stepped down from the House Intelligence Committee investigation after ethics complaints were filed against him. Now we need to see the investigations through to the end.

6. “Repeal and replace” Bill Fails to Go to Vote

By all accounts the American Health Care Act, or Trumpcare, was a flop—and attempts by the Freedom Caucus to repeal essential health benefits, including maternity care and mental health or addiction treatment, only made it worse. Republicans showed that after seven years of opposing Obamacare, they didn’t have any solutions, and the resistance sent a loud-and-clear message to Republicans that their bill was unacceptable.

7. Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser

The pressure to account for the Trump campaign’s connections to Russian officials has exposed many cracks in their story. In February, Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned after it was revealed that he had not been forthcoming about his conversations with the Russian ambassador about relaxing sanctions. Flynn had a well-documented history as a right-wing, Islamaphobic conspiracy theorist who believed in “Pizzagate” and peddled anti-Muslim bigotry. Flynn is back in the news this week after House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz’s statement that Flynn illegally accepted money from Russia.

8. Andy Puzder Withdraws as Secretary of Labor Nominee

Secretary of Labor nominee Andy Puzder’s anti-labor business record as chief executive of CKE Restaurants, which owns the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast-food chains, put him in hot water with Democrats and unions immediately. Advocates forcefully spoke out about his companies’ crude objectification of women and the sexual harassment faced by many women working there. Puzder’s withdrawal came just days after Flynn’s resignation and put the administration on notice about the expectations for its cabinet appointments.

9. Democrats Start Closing the Gap in Stalwart Red Districts

In the Kansas special election this April, state treasurer Ron Estes defeated Democrat James Thompson by just seven percentage points, closing the gap from the 2016 election by 20 points. (Trump had won against Hillary Clinton in this district by 27 points.) Then, Jon Ossoff of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District swept onto the scene, nearly winning the primary in the district formally held by Newt Gingrich and Tom Price. As the candidate who garnered the most votes in the primary, Ossoff now faces a June runoff against Karen Handel, a Republican who notoriously tried to cut funding for cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood when she was a senior official at the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

10. Standing Up to Threats of Defunding Sanctuary Cities and Planned Parenthood

The people and a federal judge have rejected Trump’s executive order to block funding for the approximately 165 “sanctuary cities”—cities that do not cooperate with some federal immigration enforcement in order to protect the rights of immigrants—across 26 states, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Kansas. Momentum is also building in the fight against “defunding” Planned Parenthood, after Trump absurdly offered to ensure the organization’s funding only if they stopped providing abortion services altogether. Of course, Planned Parenthood turned down the offer with the backing of supporters and millions of patients across the country.

Trump’s Attacks on the Media are an Attack on Us All

Just two weeks ago, the media was falling all over itself to claim that President Trump was turning a new page after his “more presidential” first address to a joint session of Congress – perhaps willing it to be true. But within days Trump was continuing his dangerous assault on the First Amendment and the media – often via Twitter, but also on cable news, in the briefiang room, at conferences, and at rallies – and he shows no sign of letting up. Here are his most recent tweets:


From baseless and inflammatory charges that the media “manipulated” images of the inauguration to make him look less popular, to accusations that the media covered up fake terrorist attacks in Bowling Green, the president and his staff don’t hesitate to throw around claims of “fake news,” “failing,” and “dishonest” to discredit the media and his critics.

The ongoing campaign by the president to smear any news outlet or reporter that doesn’t portray him positively is a threat to democracy and the people. Even without using the force of law to silence the press, the chilling effects of Trump’s attacks is a real threat to a free and independent media.

The First Amendment protects the right to protest, dissent, and petition government for a redress of grievances, but these rights cannot be exercised without a free press that provides information to the public. That is why earlier this month we signed onto a letter condemning in the fullest terms the actions President Trump and his supporters have taken to penalize, delegitimize, and intimidate members of the press.

Starting today, you can vote for a free press with their dollars and your time. Just as we rely on the press to inform us about our political officials, they rely on us for readership and revenue. Pay for the articles you read. Tweet about the news segments you are watching. Subscribe to your favorite publications. Like your favorite reporters on Facebook. Resist.

Golden Triangle Hosts KAZ Sushi Bistro Chef for Cooking Demo

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screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-9-02-06-pmWASHINGTON, D.C.—Sept. 6, 2016—The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District will host Chef Kazuhiro “Kaz” Okochi, the head chef at the award-winning KAZ Sushi Bistro at 1915 I Street NW, for an outdoor cooking demonstration, Fri., Sept. 16, from Noon–2 p.m., during Farragut Fridays at Farragut Square Park (at the intersection of K St. and Connecticut Ave. NW). Attendees will learn from Chef Kaz as he prepares a twist on okonomiyaki – a popular Japanese dish, sometimes referred to as “Japanese pizza.”

Okonomiyaki, which is more like a crepe than a pizza, is made from a rich savory cabbage pancake in an egg and flour batter with pork belly, red ginger, smoky dried bonito flakes, Japanese mayonnaise, and a special sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Samples will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The chef demonstration is part of Farragut Fridays, a weekly outdoor activation of one of the city’s most well-known national parks, which draws more than 39,000 visitors over the summer. Throughout the day, the Golden Triangle BID invites people to use the free Wi-Fi at Outdoor Office and enjoy a variety of pop-up events including adoptable puppies, scavenger hunts and music during lunch. The programming serves as an additional amenity for workers and tourists, as it’s occurring a block from the White House. The complete schedule of activities can be found at goldentriangledc.com/farragutfridays.

“Just one month before the release of Washington, D.C.’s first Michelin Guide, the city’s attention is sure to be on the food scene. These chef demonstrations will give everyone a taste of the creativity and vibrancy of our neighborhood and the more than 32 restaurants here,” says Leona Agouridis, executive director, Golden Triangle BID. “The fact that Michelin decided to bring on of the new guides here doesn’t surprise me. With the diversity and stature of our region, Washington offers unique dining options for workers, tourists, and residents.”

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About the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

The Golden Triangle BID is a non-profit organization that works to enhance D.C.’s Central Business District from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street NW to New Hampshire Avenue NW. The BID’s primary focus is to provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment within its 43 blocks of public space for area workers, local residents and visitors. www.goldentriangledc.com

Golden Triangle BID to Host Metro Safety and SafeTrack Event

What: Metro Emergency Preparedness Exercise and SafeTrack Discussion
When: Tuesday, June 14, 10–11:30 a.m.
Where: 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036

Attendees will learn what to do if they notice a suspicious package or are stopped in a smoke-filled tunnel. They will also learn how to navigate their way home during Metro service disruptions in an emergency or during SafeTrack. Experts from WMATA and DCFEMS will work through a series of table-top exercises to demonstrate the safest way for passengers to respond as a situation progresses, and answer questions about their own role in the case of an emergency.

The event will include representatives from:

  • DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department
  • Metro Emergency Management
  • Metro Transit Police Department
  • goDCgo
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center
  • DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

The Golden Triangle BID hosts a series of safety and security initiatives to educate local workers on evolving threats and emergency preparedness. Through many strategic governmental and private-sector partnerships, the BID improves the overall resiliency of the neighborhood.  For these efforts, the BID received an honorable mention for individual and community preparedness from FEMA.

At the event, the Golden Triangle will also launch a SafeTrack communications strategy called #MySafeTrackPlan. The plan uses stories from real people to encourage everyone to find their unique route to and from work each day. Golden Triangle will collect stories from a sample of the 85,000 workers in the BID. For more stories and resources, go to goldentriangledc.com/mysafetrackplan.

Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

For recent college graduates, carrying multiple student loans adding up to tens of thousands of dollars is the new normal. Nearly 70 percent of college seniors who graduated in 2014 had student loan debt, and they owed an average of $28,950. Nearly 7 million of those with student loan debt didn’t make a single payment to their federal student loans last year, and the numbers for private loans are even worse. But male college graduates working full time are able to pay off these loans far more quickly than their female counterparts.

Because of the pay gap, black and Hispanic women face a tougher time paying off student loans.

AAUW’s analysis of recent data from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that the gender pay gap affects women’s ability to pay off their student loans promptly. According to our research report Graduating to a Pay Gap, one year out of college women working full time are paid, on average, just 82 percent of what their male counterparts are paid. Between 2009 and 2012, men who graduated in the 2007–08 school year paid off an average of 44 percent of their student debt, while women in that group managed to pay off only 33 percent of their student debt. The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates.

More women than men — 53 percent compared with 39 percent — are contributing more money to their student debt payments than a typical individual can reasonably afford. As a result, women are less able to save for retirement, buy a car, or invest in a home. The gap in debt repayment may also make it more difficult for women to take risks that could pay off in the long run, like changing job sectors or starting a business, further contributing to the pay gap as women move through the workforce.

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Although higher education improves earnings for both women and men, it does not help them equally. A 7 percent gender pay gap persists for recent female college graduates even after accounting for college major, occupation, economic sector, hours worked, months unemployed since graduation, GPA, type of undergraduate institution, institutional selectivity, age, geographical region, and marital status. For women with college degrees, especially black and Hispanic women, the gender pay gap means that student loan debt may hang over their heads for many more years to come.

3 Reasons We Want to Introduce Girls to Cybersecurity

There’s a popular adage among cyber security experts that says that there are two kinds of companies: Those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked.

From high-profile data breeches at big companies like Sony Pictures, Apple, and Target, to the 44 percent of small businesses that have reported cyberattacks, the vulnerability of the growing amount of digital data has become a national crisis. Just last month the president called for cybersecurity legislation in the 2015 State of the Union address.

In order to combat this growing crisis, companies are investing in new security systems and recruiting qualified teams to create and monitor these systems. Yet while the cybersecurity profession is booming, only 14 percent of young women have reported any interest in the careers compared with 35 percent of young men. It’s not surprising to see the same kind of gender gap that shows up in most IT jobs, but AAUW knows there are a number of ways to break down these barriers and expand the pipeline for all cybersecurity experts. Here’s why we plan to do just that:

1. The jobs are lucrative.

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Cybersecurity salaries average $116,000 a year, approximately $55 per hour, reports Semper Secure. That’s nearly three times the national median income for full-time wage and salary workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2. You get to fight the bad guys and protect not only critical information but also people.

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Every piece of data that is breached is tied back to a person, be it family photos, salary information, health records, or credit card numbers. When hackers triumph, people suffer, and governments and companies can’t keep up the fight against cyber criminals without new talent. Cybersecurity professionals get to work in a dynamic field where hackers are always trying new tactics, and new technology can change the sector in a flash. It’s challenging, exciting, and important work.

3. There’s great job security.

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The demand for cybersecurity experts is growing more than three times faster than the demand for other IT jobs, and there doesn’t seem to be enough applicants in the pipeline. So along with getting to fight the bad guys, job security is on your side.

At AAUW Tech Trek camps, girls spend a week exploring science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through field trips, experiments, classes, and encounters with women role models. We’re proud to announce a $100,000 grant from Symantec Corporation that will help us pilot a cybersecurity core class as part of Tech Trek’s curriculum. With the support from Symantec, we will develop and test the course at four camps this summer. Stay tuned for more announcements on the Tech Trek page!

When Women Stop Coding

These days we hear a lot about the gender gap and sexism in tech careers, but it wasn’t always that way. Women were some of the leading pioneers in coding and computer science. The first person to write a computer algorithm was Ada Lovelace in the 1800s. Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper invented the computer language COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) and coined the popular term “debug.” In the 1960s and 70s the percentage of women entering computer science in college was growing right along with majors like medicine, law, and physics.

But in 1984, as women’s participation rates in other technical fields continued to increase, computer science dropped off. So how did this happen?

Anecdotes shared in NPR’s “When Women Stopped Coding” podcast painted a picture of women in the 1980s as confident and ready to study computer science in college for the first time. The men they were studying beside, however, had certain advantages. They had brought home some of the first personal computers as kids. They had grown up tinkering with their hard drives and playing video games with other boys.

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Olga Bayborodova, a computer operator, shown at work in 1986. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Many of the girls interviewed didn’t have the same opportunities because their parents saw technology as an unreasonable expense for girls, even when many of their male peers had computers. One woman reported that the only computer in her house was literally locked in her brother’s room. Computers were “boys’ toys” and the geek narrative was thriving (read: Revenge of the Nerds). So even though you didn’t need to know your processing speed to be an apt programmer, exclusion from the growing boys’ club made the tech world feel out of reach, and many women dropped out.

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“If you’re in a culture that is so infused with this belief that men are just better at this and they fit in better, a lot can shake your confidence,” said researcher Jane Margolis, who interviewed hundreds of computer science majors in the 1990s. Her report found that more than half the women who dropped out of a top computer science program at Carnegie Melon had been on the dean’s list. Today women’s participation in computer science majors has dropped to the same level as in the 1970s.

Confidence and courage can be key to overcoming some barriers, but we know women have to overcome more than a couple snide comments to thrive in computer science. For years, girls are told that they don’t need to bother their pretty little heads with technology. If they do complete their degree in computer science, they still face a hostile work environment prone to sexual harassment and double standards. Underlying biases about women in leadership and technology lead to stalled promotions. All of this adds up toabout half of recently surveyed women professionals leaving their tech-intensive careers for other fields. Women want to feel safe, secure, and respected in their work, and they’re willing to go elsewhere to find it — even if that means a decrease in pay or prestige.

So how do we reverse this trend? We’ll explore that question in our research coming out on March 26. In the meantime, let’s continue to support the women and girls who are working toward or already succeeding in technology careers so that we don’t lose them, too.

Find and Use the Perfect (Free!) Image Online

Images typically get more attention than text does on web pages, and they garner more engagement on social media. In the online world, where people scan more than they read, images can stop people in their tracks and help tell your story when words don’t.

When finding free images online, it’s important to understand that just because images are readily available on search engines, partner organization sites, and news sites doesn’t mean they’re available for use on your site — even with attribution. They’re most likely covered by copyright, so you would need permission from the owner or buy them (see numbers 3 and 5 below). Well, you might ask, How do I use images on blogs, social media, and websites without breaking copyright or spending lots of money?

There are plenty of places you can find free and legal images to use on your AAUW website and social media. In this post, we’ll cover some do’s to help you find and use free images for your online content. And check out the captioned photos for examples of correct attribution.

DO use AAUW National social media albums.

Students at the annual NCCWSL conference.

Photo courtesy of AAUW

You can turn to our Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, and other social media platforms and scroll through the albums. We just ask that you attribute them to us and link to the page you found them on. (Hint: Our images cover the gamut of AAUW issues and activities.)

DO read creative-commons licenses.

There are several sites, including Wikimedia Commons, Flickr Creative Commons, and the Library of Congress, where millions of images are available to the public domain, but each site can have different restrictions. Make sure you read the page for information like how you should attribute the image or if you can edit it. (Hint: When searching for images, start with specific search terms and then go broader.)

DO ask for and receive permission.

Pioneers of the production line, these two young workers are among the first women ever to operate a centerless grinder, a machine requiring both the knowledge of precision measuring instruments and considerable experience and skill in setting up.

These two young workers are among the first women ever to operate a centerless grinder. Photo by Ann Rosener. Courtesy of the Library of Congress

If you ever find an image you’d like to use but you don’t see any guidelines about use, or if you see that it’s copyrighted, e-mail or call the person or organization in possession of the image and ask. Be explicit about your plans for the photo and mention that it’s not for profit. (Hint: You’ll have more luck with individuals and nonprofits than with news organizations and wires or professional photographers.)

DO attribute everything.

“Better safe than sorry” is our mantra, but we also believe that photographers and/or their organizations deserve credit for their work. Be sure to list the photographer, organization, and link whenever you can. (Hint: Put the attribution in the caption.)

DO use stock images when there’s nothing else.

Women Laughing Alone with Salad was the theme of a popular Tumblr blog satirizing cheesy stock photography. Photo courtesy of ThinkStock

Women Laughing Alone with Salad was the theme of a popular Tumblr blog satirizing cheesy stock photography. Photo courtesy of ThinkStock

Sometimes you just don’t have the right image to accompany your message, so stock photography can help. Here are some cheap or free stock photo sites for you to explore:

(Hint: Stock photos tend to be generic, so make sure your site stands out with these tips.)

This piece is posted from AAUW.

Title IX is about STEM Too

Over the last 40 years, Title IX has brought well-known changes to women’s and men’s sports. What fewer people realize are the other areas in which Title IX is intended to help improve inequities in education — by enforcing compliance reviews that stop sexual harassment and bullying, protecting pregnant and parenting teens, and narrowing the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) achievement gap.

There are many STEM careers that help people and solve world issues, but a lot of girls aren’t aware that these careers exist, nor do they know how to begin on that path. Education and enforcement of Title IX rights in the classroom can help end the influence that stereotypes have on teachers and guidance counselors — stereotypes that keep these mentors from helping girls make the connection between their dreams and STEM fields of study.

Girls are more likely to take biology, chemistry, and precalculus in high school than boys are (I took all three), but these classes often do not translate into a college major in a STEM field. If these girls are anything like me, they viewed such courses as prerequisites for college instead of the beginning of a career path. AAUW’s research report Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics details the reasons why women drop out of — or never enter — the STEM pipeline. Title IX enforcement can improve many of these problems. For example, the personality career tests that guidance counselors commonly give to help determine where students’ skills lie may feed into stereotypes and violate Title IX if the tests indiscriminately place girls out of STEM careers.

After-school programs, summer camps, activities, encouragement by parents, and role models are crucial for fixing the STEM pipeline for women and girls. But Title IX enforcement must play a larger role if we ever wish to see true change in schools.

Mae Jemison, center, the first African American woman in space, testifies about Title IX before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.

Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and is now 20 years older than me. When I was old enough to play sports, I didn’t feel like I faced gender discrimination — in fact, I thrived. I never had to fight for the ability to play on a softball team. I knew that Title IX and its advocates made this possible for me, but I wish I had known more about the law’s reach. Like me, many people are only now learning how far Title IX can go to make education more equitable, just as it has done and continues to do for sports.

Here’s what everyone should know: Under Title IX, schools that receive federal funding must ensure equity in STEM education for all students. Stereotypes and biases, no matter how small, threaten equity and equal opportunities for girls. Title IX enforcement is only possible with the help of communities to keep schools in compliance. That’s where you come in. Read up on Title IX to find out where it’s been and where it’s going — because it’s not just about sports but ensuring that everyone gets a fair shot.

This piece was reposted form AAUW.