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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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 (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

Washington Update (May 23, 2014)

Almost every Thursday morning, I’m up on Capitol Hill working with the AAUW Action Fund Lobby Corps. We talk to Congress about advancing AAUW’s priorities, ranging from passing the Paycheck […] Read more »

  |     |   May 23, 2014
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5 Takeaways from the White House Report on Campus Sexual Assault

A special White House task force just released its report and recommendations focused on ending sexual assault on campus. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   April 29, 2014

Washington Update (April 4, 2014)

It’s almost time for Equal Pay Day! I’m so excited to hear about the amazing activities occurring nationwide, and I can tell you there is a lot of anticipation here […] Read more »

  |     |   April 04, 2014

Washington Update (January 17, 2014)

I know many of you are planning ahead for the upcoming Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (1/29) anniversary and the State of the Union address (1/28). However, two things happened […] Read more »

  |     |   January 17, 2014

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 »

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AAUW Issues: Paid Sick Days

Good for Employers and Employees CDC guidance urges employers that regardless of the size of their business or services provided they should encourage sick workers to stay home without fear […] Read more »

Page   |   January 16, 2014
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AAUW Issues: Work-Life Balance

FMLA: Unpaid Leave FMLA, signed into law in 1993, is a federal policy which provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave for eligible workers to take medical and […] Read more »

Page   |   January 14, 2014

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 »