Politics/Government Relations

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

Quick Facts on Paid Sick Days

For the 44 million Americans without paid sick days, a decision to stay home to care for a sick child or family member could jeopardize their job or family income. Read more »

Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Read more »

Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

AAUW supports the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which hasn’t been updated since it expired in 2007. Reauthorization of the ESEA would create a commitment to high standards and accountability in our nation’s public schools. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 16, 2015

Coalition Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 11, 2015

Quick Facts on Human Trafficking

In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines the importance of identifying labor and sex trafficking, both international and domestic. Read more »

  |     |   January 07, 2015

Comments on Compensation Tool

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs supporting the creation of the data collection tool – or “Equal Pay Report” – which will help to ensure that the over $450 billion in taxpayer dollars spent on federal contracts each year are awarded to law-abiding companies that do not engage in any form of pay discrimination. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 05, 2015

Quick Facts on Higher Education

A college education is becoming increasingly important for employment, and AAUW believes it is critical to ensure that women have access to quality degree programs. In this downloadable, two-page document, […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in School

One pervasive problem that continues to hinder equity in education at every level of our nation’s schools is sexual harassment Read more »

  |     |   January 05, 2015

Quick Facts on the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is a fierce advocate for policies that close the gender pay gap. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains the history of the pay gap, discusses relevant bills currently […] Read more »

Comments to Department of Commerce Opposing Elimination of Questions in the American Community Survey

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Commerce in response to the Census Bureau’s proposal to eliminate six questions from the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey that assists […] Read more »

  |     |   December 30, 2014