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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Two-Thirds of Public Schools Reported Zero Incidents of Sexual Harassment in 2013–14

AAUW has reviewed the U.S. Department of Education’s recently released Civil Rights Data Collection for 2013–14 to find out how often sexual harassment and gender-based bullying are reported in U.S. public schools. AAUW found that more than two-thirds reported zero allegations of sexual harassment or bullying during the 2013–14 school year. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 12, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Release of Department of Education Data on Gender Equity in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for 2013–14 includes several important, school-specific gender equity data points that are helpful to advocates, parents, students, educators, and Title IX coordinators at schools nationwide. Read more »

AAUW opposes DC Vouchers

On April 28, 2016, AAUW opposed H.R. 4901, which would reauthorize the DC voucher program. Public funds should only be used for public education — not private or religious school […] Read more »

AAUW supports strong protection for retirement savings

On April 28, 2016, AAUW sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives to oppose a resolution to block the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary and conflict of […] Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »