Politics/Government Relations

Find resources for advocacy and information on AAUW’s positions on women’s issues.
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Quick Facts: What You Should Know About Filling the U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

The Supreme Court has pending cases that will greatly affect the everyday lives of women and their families, and Justice Scalia’s death creates a vacancy at a critical juncture. It is in the face of losing such a legal giant that we remember how fortunate we are, as a nation, to have a constitutional process to see us smoothly through this transition. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 04, 2016

Letter to the U.S. Department of Education Ensure the Every Student Succeeds Act Includes Underserved Groups

We believe that the only way for states, districts, and schools to be in compliance and consistent with the law’s intent is through robust and meaningful federal regulation and oversight. Read more »

  |     |   March 04, 2016

Letter Urging Congress to Co-sponsor Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016

On March 3, 2016, AAUW Lobby Corps delivered a letter to members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016 and support women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more »

  |     |   March 03, 2016

Letter in Support of Computer Science for All Movement

AAUW joined major leaders in the technology and education sector to urge Congress to include $250 million for K-12 computer science as part of the fiscal year 2017 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill to support the Computer Science for All movement that is being led by states and schools across the nation. Read more »

  |     |   February 29, 2016

AAUW Letter on Supreme Court Nominee

AAUW joined the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who served on the court for nearly 30 years. The Supreme Court has pending cases that will greatly affect the everyday lives of women and their families, and Justice Scalia’s untimely death creates a vacancy at a critical juncture. Read more »

  |     |   February 25, 2016
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Make Outreach to Local Title IX Coordinators a Branch Program

The U.S. Department of Education provides resources to help coordinators understand the full scope of their jobs, but not all coordinators know about these tools. By making outreach to local K–12 schools, colleges, and universities a branch program, you can help spread the word about these valuable resources. Read more »

AAUW Policy Guide to Equal Pay in the States

Passing a federal law, like the Paycheck Fairness Act or the Fair Pay Act, would help protect everyone in all states. But until that happens, each state will continue operating under antiquated regulations and piecemeal state and local laws to combat unequal pay. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

AAUW Comments on ESSA Title I

On January 21, 2016, AAUW submitted two comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Request for Information to solicit advice and recommendations on regulations to implement programs under Title I of the ESEA. Read more »

  |     |   January 21, 2016