Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides
Throughout our 135-year history AAUW has always stood for solutions that work for all women and families — and we do not intend to stop now. AAUW’s advocacy has made women’s voices heard from the White House to Congress to the statehouse, and your voice is needed now more than ever! That’s why AAUW’s Public Policy and Government Relations Department has compiled a set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions.
Ready to take action?
Sign up to be an AAUW Two-Minute Activist and make your voice heard in Congress and in your statehouse.
Become a political insider: Sign up to receive AAUW e-newsletters Washington Update and AAUW in the Statehouse and get legislative updates, policy news, and tools and resources to become a better advocate at all levels.
Planning an upcoming advocacy event? We can help you make the most of it. Use our Upcoming AAUW Advocacy Activity and Events Form to let us know how we can assist you — and make sure your event is accessible for people with disabilities with this step-by-step guide. After your event, fill out our report back form and let us know how it went!
- How to Work with the Media
- When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed
- How to Conduct Media Interviews
- Share Your Story with the AAUW Story Bank
- How to Use Images to Market Your Branch
- Social Media 101: Getting Started with Facebook and Twitter
- Social Media 201: Leveraging Social Media to Increase Your Visibility
Visit the AAUW Action Fund website for more get-out-the-vote resources and materials.
Learn about AAUW’s stances on important equity issues for women and families.
The member-endorsed AAUW Public Policy Priorities guides our lobbying and grassroots efforts to advance policies that break through barriers for women.
See how public policy staff can help you make a difference in your state through local advocacy.