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

Quick Facts on Career and Technical Education

AAUW supports women pursuing career and technical education (CTE), and supports programs and policies that ensure that they can access training in their fields. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW […] Read more »

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Budget 101: What the President’s New Plan Means for Women

What’s the main focus of this year’s proposed budget? Middle class economics. Key to that approach is a rejection of Congress’ plans to continue a policy of austerity through cuts or sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 04, 2015

Quick Facts on Paid Sick Days

For the 44 million Americans without paid sick days, a decision to stay home to care for a sick child or family member could jeopardize their job or family income. Read more »

Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Read more »

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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 »

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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

Quick Facts on the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is a fierce advocate for policies that close the gender pay gap. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains the history of the pay gap, discusses relevant bills currently […] Read more »