Politics/Government Relations

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

Washington Update (April 11, 2014)

Typically, Equal Pay Day — the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to men’s from the previous year — is the Worst. Holiday. Ever. Although President Barack Obama’s actions […] Read more »

  |     |   April 11, 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 »

Washington Update (April 4, 2014)

It’s almost time for Equal Pay Day! I’m so excited to hear about the amazing activities occurring nationwide, and I can tell you there is a lot of anticipation here […] Read more »

  |     |   April 04, 2014

Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (4/4/14)

AAUW supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, bringing the law’s principles and practices in line with the nation’s other civil rights […] Read more »

  |     |   April 04, 2014

Washington Update (March 28, 2014)

2, 22, 11, 100. This isn’t some secret code, I promise. Instead they’re numbers to get excited about. Two Senators signed on to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act this week: […] Read more »

  |     |   March 28, 2014

Apply for a Public Policy Impact Grant

When is the application due? Return this application by mail or e-mail no later than Friday, May 30, 2014. Mail entries must arrive by the deadline. Applications can be e-mailed to […] Read more »

Washington Update (March 21, 2014)

There was palpable excitement in the AAUW office yesterday as we watched President Barack Obama give a speech at a college in Florida. Not only were two AAUW members were […] Read more »

  |     |   March 21, 2014

Washington Update (March 14, 2014)

They say March comes in like a lion – and considering everything that happened this week, I think they’re right! In this week’s issue of Washington Update, you’ll find information […] Read more »

  |     |   March 14, 2014

Washington Update (March 7, 2014)

Sometimes our work feels like…well, it feels like work. The hours can be long, naysayers can be exasperating, and policymakers can be truculent (to put it politely). I know you’re […] Read more »

  |     |   March 07, 2014

Washington Update (February 28, 2014)

Last week I visited Tempe for AAUW of Arizona’s Lobby Day, and even I had no idea how good our timing was going to be. Not only was it virtual […] Read more »

  |     |   February 28, 2014