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 »

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

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 »

Washington Update (July 25, 2014)

Two years ago this week, I came to work at AAUW during one of the most exciting times in our recent history: the It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard […] Read more »

  |     |   July 25, 2014
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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