Politics/Government Relations

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

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 »

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 »

Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides

Find a complete set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions. Read more »

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How to Put Together a Candidate Forum

A candidate forum is a public event for voters to meet and hear from candidates running for office. Forums can help you accomplish many goals, including educating voters about candidates, creating a space for candidates to express their positions on AAUW issues, and raising visibility for AAUW. Read more »

Washington Update (July 18, 2014)

As my colleague Anne wrote last week in this space, you have to be able to move quickly when you see a threat to women’s rights. The same is true […] Read more »

  |     |   July 18, 2014
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How to Organize a Voter Registration Drive

This guide provides some easy steps to running a successful voter registration campaign. Read on, and remember that the AAUW public policy staff is here to help — consider them your resource and sounding board. Read more »

Washington Update (July 11, 2014)

You have to be able to move quickly when you see a threat to women’s rights. The AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps, a group of volunteers who walk […] Read more »

  |     |   July 11, 2014

Washington Update (June 27, 2014)

The first time I really negotiated my salary was when I left my law practice to work for a member of Congress. I’d been my own boss for several years, […] Read more »

  |     |   June 27, 2014

Washington Update (June 20, 2014)

Every June, AAUW celebrates the tremendous progress that has been made in gender equality in education since Title IX became law on June 23, 1972. We also use the opportunity […] Read more »

  |     |   June 20, 2014