Politics/Government Relations

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

The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District

Find the Gender Wage Gap in your State Find the Gender Wage Gap in your Congressional District Wage gap information is easy to find in these state-by-state documents, which include […] Read more »

Voter Registration on College Campuses

Learn more about how to pursue voter registration on college campuses and help institutions meet their obligations under the Higher Education Act. Read more »

Washington Update (August 22, 2014)

Next week we celebrate what might as well be an official AAUW holiday: Women’s Equality Day. This day, observed on August 26, commemorates the day in 1920 when the 19th […] Read more »

  |     |   August 22, 2014

Quick Facts on the Equal Rights Amendment

AAUW is strongly committed to women’s equality. In this downloadable document, AAUW explains the Equal Rights Amendment, what it would do for women, and why America needs to ratify this […] Read more »

Washington Update (August 15, 2014)

The conversations you have with your elected officials this month will travel back with them to Washington, D.C., and influence the actions they take – or don’t take – for the rest of the 113th Congress. Read more »

  |     |   August 15, 2014

Branch Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as branch public policy chairs (BPPC). It provides an overview of the branch public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

State Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as state public policy chairs (SPPCs). It is intended to provide an overview of the state public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

Washington Update (August 8, 2014)

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak on a nationwide call with this year’s incoming AAUW State Public Policy Chairs (SPPCs). I always love engaging with AAUW members, […] Read more »

  |     |   August 08, 2014

Washington Update (August 1, 2014)

Yesterday, AAUW was at the White House for the signing on a new Executive Order that will better protect the rights of employees of federal contractors. We’ve been at several […] Read more »

  |     |   August 01, 2014