Politics/Government Relations

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

Letter to Senate Opposing a 20-Week Abortion Ban

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

  |     |   September 16, 2015

Comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on Overtime

AAUW supports the proposed rule to raise the salary threshold for automatic overtime pay from $23,660 (below the poverty wage for a family of 4) to an estimated $50,440 (40th percentile of weekly earnings for full-time salaried workers). Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 15, 2015

Testimony of AAUW’s Lisa Maatz on Campus Sexual Assault

On September 10, 2014, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations Lisa M. Maatz, testified in front of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training during a hearing on “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses.” Read more »

  |     |   September 10, 2015

Letter to the Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

AAUW urges Senators to vote against S. 1881 which would eliminate basic reproductive health care for millions of women by prohibiting federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 30, 2015

Letter to the House Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means on Welfare Reform

AAUW urges Representatives to consider changes to education and training policies during welfare reform. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 29, 2015

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Campus Sexual Violence

In response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ hearing titled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Combating Campus Sexual,” AAUW urges Congress to protect Title IX and the Clery Act, and take additional steps to end sexual harassment and violence on campus. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 28, 2015

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

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