Anne Hedgepeth

Anne Hedgepeth

Interim Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations

As AAUW’s top policy advisor, Anne drives the organization’s advocacy work. She connects with stakeholders and policymakers on AAUW’s policy priorities and directs AAUW’s field strategy. She supported AAUW’s successful work to pass the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (including the Campus SaVE Act). Anne has appeared in The Washington Post, Politico, NPR, NBC4, WTOP, Refinery 29 and other outlets talking about issues impacting women and girls in education and the workplace.

She has a bachelor of arts in economics from Davidson College and a master of public policy from George Mason University.

Media Contact: Amy Becker
 

Work by Anne Hedgepeth

President Obama signs VAWA reauthorization into law.

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act Is Law!

AAUW was fortunate enough to be invited to attend an incredible celebration Thursday — the signing ceremony for the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA). Advocates and leaders gathered in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   March 08, 2013
The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

You Didn’t Give Up on the Violence Against Women Act!

Can you believe it?! Only six weeks ago I wrote on AAUW’s blog, “Don’t Give Up on Reauthorizing VAWA.” And you didn’t! This morning, the House of Representatives passed the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 28, 2013

Don’t Give Up on Reauthorizing VAWA

Working with Congress on a regular basis can be exhilarating and infuriating. The past few months have been both when it comes to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 09, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Balancing Work and Life: Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

AAUW believes that creating a work environment that helps employees balance the responsibilities of work and family is smart for businesses and good public policy. Read more »

Resource   |   September 03, 2011

Making Ends Meet

Budgeting is hard. From the fist-time job holder or the family of four to the country as a whole, all of us must weigh our choices and make difficult decisions. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 26, 2010

Supporting Healthy Families

This week, at a hearing convened by the Senate HELP Committee’s Subcommittee on Children and Families, the Department of Labor announced the administration’s strong support of the Healthy Families Act. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 12, 2009

Preventing Hate Crimes

AAUW’s 2007–09 Public Policy Program asserts that as a biennial action priority we will work to “guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 28, 2009

Comprehensive Sex Education

This morning the Today Show ventured into rarely tread territory for morning shows with guests discussing virginity and comprehensive sex education. The verbal spar between Jessica Valenti and Lakita Garth […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 23, 2009

Roe at 36

Directly on the heels of a crazy Inauguration weekend, another celebration of sorts took place yesterday. Thousands gathered here in D.C. to celebrate (or protest) the 36th anniversary of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 23, 2009