AAUW staff members smile and stand around a sign reading, "Thanks, Mr. President."

Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   April 08, 2014

Comments supporting diversity policies and practices

AAUW submitted comments to several federal agencies that regulate consumer and financial affairs on the proposed joint standards for assessing diversity policies and practices. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Comments supporting bullying and harassment data collection

AAUW submitted comments on the proposed revisions to the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), applauding the Department’s proposal to require schools to collect information regarding the number of allegations of bullying and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation or religion received by a school. Read more »

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 »

Comments on the Civil Rights of Service Members and Veterans

AAUW submitted comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for its May 2013 briefing on the civil rights of service members and veterans. Read more »

Comments on Proposed Federal Grant Reform

AAUW submitted comments on the proposed reform of federal policies relating to federal grants and awards. Read more »