Washington Update (March 14, 2014)

They say March comes in like a lion – and considering everything that happened this week, I think they’re right! In this week’s issue of Washington Update, you’ll find information […] Read more »

  |     |   March 14, 2014

Washington Update (March 7, 2014)

Sometimes our work feels like…well, it feels like work. The hours can be long, naysayers can be exasperating, and policymakers can be truculent (to put it politely). I know you’re […] Read more »

  |     |   March 07, 2014

Washington Update (February 28, 2014)

Last week I visited Tempe for AAUW of Arizona’s Lobby Day, and even I had no idea how good our timing was going to be. Not only was it virtual […] Read more »

  |     |   February 28, 2014

Washington Update (February 7, 2014)

Sometimes I think AAUW members should be in charge of Congress. Just imagine how much more work would get done, and in a bipartisan fashion – AAUW members know how to get the job done. Read more »

  |     |   February 07, 2014

Testimony on D.C. High School Data Bill

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 05, 2014

Washington Update (January 31, 2014)

Between the State of the Union and Lilly Ledbetter’s visit to Washington, D.C., to mark the fifth anniversary of her law, it’s been one heck of a week for the AAUW public policy team. We’ve been on Capitol Hill, MSNBC, Forbes Woman, and even Wisconsin Public Radio! But enough about us. Let’s talk about what YOU did this week. Read more »

  |     |   January 31, 2014

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which collects student information from state and local education agencies that receive federal funding. Read more »

  |     |   January 03, 2014

Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

AAUW urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance to stabilize the economic recovery of American workers and their communities. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 03, 2014
The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

AAUW Public Policy Team Gives Thanks

In the AAUW Public Policy Department, we have so much to be thankful for — including you! (I’ll get to that in a moment.) With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what our department gives thanks for this year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 26, 2013

Workshop: As Easy as the Chicken Dance: Ways to Move Pay Equity in Your State

This workshop gives an overview of which states have made progress on equal pay, whether in the form of state legislation, an executive order, or through other means, and what that entails. Read more »