Erin Prangley

Erin Prangley is the associate director of Government Relations at AAUW. She has also worked for senior members of Congress and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. She practiced law for several years, concentrating on immigration, employment law, business consulting, and veterans benefits. Erin is a contributing author to the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) report Title IX at 40: Working to Ensure Gender Equity in Education (2012). She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law. Media Contact: Erin Prangley, 202.785.7756
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Quick Facts: What You Should Know About Filling the U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

The Supreme Court has pending cases that will greatly affect the everyday lives of women and their families, and Justice Scalia’s death creates a vacancy at a critical juncture. It is in the face of losing such a legal giant that we remember how fortunate we are, as a nation, to have a constitutional process to see us smoothly through this transition. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 04, 2016

AAUW Comments on ESSA Title I

On January 21, 2016, AAUW submitted two comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Request for Information to solicit advice and recommendations on regulations to implement programs under Title I of the ESEA. Read more »

  |     |   January 21, 2016

Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on Overtime

AAUW supports the proposed rule to raise the salary threshold for automatic overtime pay from $23,660 (below the poverty wage for a family of 4) to an estimated $50,440 (40th percentile of weekly earnings for full-time salaried workers). Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 15, 2015
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Title IX Coordinators Have Historic New Resources from Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has released sorely needed tools to help schools make sure they are complying with Title IX regulations. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   April 24, 2015

Letter to Senate Asking for Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

AAUW sent a letter to all Senators asking for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be confirmed as the U.S. Attorney General. To guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice […] Read more »

  |     |   April 21, 2015

Federal Legislative Priorities for Women and Families in the 114th Congress

This document is intended to provide an overview of AAUW’s work for new members of Congress and for AAUW members to use at conventions and annual meetings. Read more »

AAUW Letter on House Consideration of Student Success Act (HR5) and Amendments

AAUW opposed the Student Success Act (HR 5) and provided vote recommendations on several amendments. Unfortunately, HR 5 severely underfunds education priorities and is a step backwards in protecting educational […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 26, 2015

Letter to Congress Supporting STEM Bills

AAUW wrote to members of Congress in support the Support STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R.1020) and Strengthening Education Through Research Act (S.227). H.R. 1020 defines STEM education to include […] Read more »

  |     |   February 24, 2015
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School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015
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114th Congress’ Education Priorities Must Provide Equitable Opportunities for Students

U.S. Congress and the president have not been able to agree on the nation’s education priorities for more than a decade. The expired No Child Left Behind bill continues to be the law of the land without changes to reflect current education priorities. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 06, 2015