Melissa Jackowski

Melissa Jackowski is the AAUW grassroots advocacy manager. Prior to joining AAUW, Melissa spent over a decade developing her advocacy skills with a diverse group of clients – unions, political parties, and non-profit corporations – organizing for candidate, issue, and ballot initiative campaigns. Her experience ranges from community-level organizing up through presidential campaign field direction. She has supported women in politics and the advancement of women's issues as a graduate of the Emerge program and the Women's Campaign School at Yale. Melissa earned her bachelor's degree in political science from Texas State University and her master's in political management from George Washington University. One of Melissa’s responsibilities at AAUW is to support AAUW members’ advocacy activities in Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If you live in one of Melissa’s states, contact her via e-mail or call her at 202.785.7763.
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Voter Education: 2014 Ballot Initiatives

See our wrap-up to find out how these ballot initiatives fared. Below you will find the name and summary of ballot measures affecting women, and how you should vote and […] Read more »

Page   |   October 15, 2014
National Voter Registration Day 2013

Political vs. Partisan: A Guide to Your AAUW Advocacy Actions

When members take advocacy actions in the name of AAUW, those actions must be political rather than partisan. Here are some things to keep in mind when determining if your actions are political or partisan Read more »

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5 Things You Can Do to Get Out the Midterm Vote

AAUW and the AAUW Action Fund are renewing our efforts in 2014 for the critical midterm elections — a time when young women are not as likely to vote as in presidential election years. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 26, 2014

Fact Sheet: The Road Map to Pay Equity

This fact sheet presents the different legislative and executive actions as a “road map to pay equity,” with check marks next to the actions that have already been accomplished – such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – and empty boxes next to the ones that have yet to be accomplished. Read more »