Politics/Government Relations

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

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

Washington Update (February 21, 2014)

It’s been quiet here in Washington, D.C., as senators and representatives were back in their states and districts for the week. Although they’ll return to the Capitol on Monday, chances […] Read more »

  |     |   February 21, 2014

Washington Update (February 14, 2014)

This Valentine’s Day, let’s change the conversation: The gender pay gap is real, and it hurts America’s women and their families. When women receive fair pay, we all do better – that’s what women really need. Read more »

  |     |   February 14, 2014

Washington Update (February 7, 2014)

Sometimes I think AAUW members should be in charge of Congress. Just imagine how much more work would get done, and in a bipartisan fashion – AAUW members know how to get the job done. Read more »

  |     |   February 07, 2014

Testimony on D.C. High School Data Bill

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. This legislation would close opportunity gaps […] Read more »

  |     |   February 05, 2014
Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message

Budget 101

In fall 2012 Congress found itself facing a self-made crisis called the “fiscal cliff.” With so much at stake in this debate, AAUW launched an online series called “Budget 101” to break down the details of the tough decisions on federal spending and deficit reduction before Congress and the president. Read more »

Washington Update (January 31, 2014)

Between the State of the Union and Lilly Ledbetter’s visit to Washington, D.C., to mark the fifth anniversary of her law, it’s been one heck of a week for the AAUW public policy team. We’ve been on Capitol Hill, MSNBC, Forbes Woman, and even Wisconsin Public Radio! But enough about us. Let’s talk about what YOU did this week. Read more »

  |     |   January 31, 2014

Washington Update (January 24, 2014)

Get out your calendar! Next week is going to be very busy here at AAUW, and we’d hate for you to miss anything. Read more »

  |     |   January 24, 2014

Quick Facts on the Common Core Standards

AAUW supports states’ voluntary adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”). If states choose not to adopt these official standards, AAUW urges them to adopt similarly robust […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 23, 2014

Washington Update (January 17, 2014)

I know many of you are planning ahead for the upcoming Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (1/29) anniversary and the State of the Union address (1/28). However, two things happened […] Read more »

  |     |   January 17, 2014