Politics/Government Relations

Find resources for advocacy and information on AAUW’s positions on women’s issues.

Letter from 47 women’s organizations on Supreme Court Nomination Process

AAUW joined 46 other organizations committed to advancing women’s legal rights and protections to urge the Senate to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be an Associate Justice […] Read more »

  |     |   April 27, 2016
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How to Work with the Media

Working with the media is a great way to draw attention to AAUW priority issues and events you are planning. Building relationships and knowing how to communicate with the media are the keys to success, whether you want to work with a print reporter, television reporter, radio reporter, or blogger. Read more »

Apply for a 2016–17 Public Policy Impact Grant

Apply for a $1,000 impact grant by Friday, May 27, 2016, and join the campaign for equal pay. Read more »

AAUW members visited state capitols to urge their representatives to support paycheck fairness.

Resources for State and Branch Public Policy Chairs

Public policy chairs advocate for AAUW’s public policy priorities to policymakers; represent AAUW public policy priorities to AAUW members, the public, and the media; organize AAUW members to take action on policy priorities; and lead AAUW voter education and turnout campaigns in their state or branch. Through their leadership, public policy chairs ensure that we have national, state, and local public policies that empower women and girls. Here are a few Read more »

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Did Someone Say Cake? Sweet Support for the Paycheck Fairness Act

Raise awareness about the gender pay gap in an unexpected way – bring a cake with a 21 percent slice missing to a meeting with your members of Congress! Think of it as a birthday cake with a powerful message. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 11, 2016
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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! Read more »

National Voter Registration Day 2013

How to Get Out the Vote on College Campuses

Want to get out the vote on college campuses? Use these best practices to help students register and vote. Read more »

An AAUW student organization at Juniata College co-hosted a candidate forum with the AAUW Huntingdon (PA) Branch.

How to Organize a Candidate Forum

Whether for a local, state, or federal election, a candidate event is a great way to engage your community around an upcoming election, to build support for the issues that matter to AAUW, and to learn more about the candidates running to represent you. Read more »

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How to Organize an Issue Forum

Foster community dialogue on current events or issues of relevance to AAUW, such as equal pay, campus sexual assault, or a recent AAUW research report. Learn how to host a panel discussion town hall, or tele-town hall! Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 28, 2016

International Travel Programs and Delegations

Travel with AAUW to Experience Our Global Community Firsthand Past Delegations Read more »

,   |     |   March 24, 2016