Politics/Government Relations

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

Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Justice regarding Gender-Biased Policing

AAUW joined over 170 organizations in a letter urging the Department of Justice to immediately issue much-needed guidance outlining how flawed law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault can violate federal law and constitute police misconduct. Read more »

  |     |   July 06, 2015

Deliver New Title IX Resources to Your Local Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has just released new resources to help coordinators understand the full scope of their jobs. But not all Title IX coordinators know about these tools, so it’s critical that AAUW members help spread the word. Read more »

AAUW Public Policy Program

The Public Policy Program underscores AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research and speaks to women’s needs, aspirations, and concerns across the life span. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 18, 2015

Letter to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on HEA Reauthorization

When the Higher Education Act (HEA) is reauthorized, AAUW urges Representatives to support increasing investment in Pell grants, expanding income-based loan repayment options, and more. Read more »

  |     |   June 12, 2015

AAUW Action Network

The cornerstone of AAUW’s e-advocacy efforts, Action Network makes it easy for subscribers to get involved in pending policy issues. We’ll send you urgent e-mail notices when important issues are coming up and make it easy to contact your members of Congress through the Two-Minute Activist tool.

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  |     |   May 31, 2015

Washington Update E-bulletin

Washington Update offers an insider’s view on the legislative process, the latest public policy news, resources for advocates, programming ideas, and updates from the AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department.

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  |   ,   |   May 25, 2015

Letter to House Opposing a 20-Week Abortion Ban

AAUW urges Representatives to oppose H.R. 36, an unconstitutional and dangerous limitation on abortion that puts women’s health and rights at risk. Read more »

  |     |   May 12, 2015

State Legislative Request Intake Form

If you would like an opinion from AAUW staff on whether your state’s proposed legislation aligns with AAUW’s public policy priorities, please fill out this form. Read more »

Letter to Senate Asking for Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

AAUW sent a letter to all Senators asking for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be confirmed as the U.S. Attorney General. To guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice […] Read more »

  |     |   April 21, 2015

Comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on LGBT Workplace Discrimination Regulations

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). Read more »

  |     |   April 15, 2015