Anne Hedgepeth

Anne Hedgepeth is AAUW's government relations manager. As a part of her advocacy work, Anne establishes relationships with key congressional offices, the presidential administration, coalition partners, and AAUW's network of members and supporters. Anne amplifies AAUW's voice on public policy priorities including paid sick days, paid leave, the Family and Medical Leave Act, career and technical education, workforce training, community colleges, higher education, nontraditional occupations for women, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and the Violence Against Women Act. She also manages the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps, which organizes more than 30 local AAUW members and students who speak out on Capitol Hill weekly. She has a bachelor of arts in economics from Davidson College and a master of public policy from George Mason University. You can connect with her on Twitter, @AAUWAnneH, and e-mail advocacy@aauw.org to learn more about AAUW's public policy priorities. Media Contact: Elizabeth Owens, 202.785.7756
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AAUW Issues: Reproductive Rights

AAUW trusts that every woman has the ability to make her own informed choices regarding her reproductive life within the dictates of her own moral and religious beliefs. Further, AAUW […] Read more »

Page   |   January 21, 2015

Quick Facts on Human Trafficking

In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines the importance of identifying labor and sex trafficking, both international and domestic. Read more »

  |     |   January 07, 2015

Quick Facts on Higher Education

A college education is becoming increasingly important for employment, and AAUW believes it is critical to ensure that women have access to quality degree programs. In this downloadable, two-page document, […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in School

One pervasive problem that continues to hinder equity in education at every level of our nation’s schools is sexual harassment Read more »

  |     |   January 05, 2015
Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.

AAUW Issues: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in School

When campus environments are hostile because of sexual harassment, assault, or violence, students cannot learn, and they miss out on educational opportunities. AAUW’s own research revealed that two-thirds of college […] Read more »

Page   |   January 02, 2015

Washington Update (November 14, 2014)

Inside: Mother of Title IX to Receive Presidential Medal, Open Enrollment Begins Tomorrow Read more »

  |     |   November 14, 2014

Quick Facts on Hate Crimes Prevention

AAUW believes that violent crimes motivated solely or primarily by bias or hatred intimidate communities and must end. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines the importance of hate crimes […] Read more »

  |     |   November 05, 2014
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Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus

The last stage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is now final, meaning that colleges and universities nationwide must do more to protect their students from dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2014

Washington Update (October 17, 2014)

Inside: Breaking News on Campus Safety Read more »

  |     |   October 17, 2014

Washington Update (July 11, 2014)

You have to be able to move quickly when you see a threat to women’s rights. The AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps, a group of volunteers who walk […] Read more »

  |     |   July 11, 2014