Politics/Government Relations

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

Voter Registration on College Campuses

Learn more about how to pursue voter registration on college campuses and help institutions meet their obligations under the Higher Education Act. Read more »

Washington Update (September 12, 2014)

Tomorrow, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a groundbreaking bill that expanded protections for women across the country. I was […] Read more »

  |     |   September 12, 2014

Washington Update (September 5, 2014)

We’ve never been shy about giving Congress – or the president – a to-do list. Now, thanks to your persistent actions via the Two-Minute Activist tool and the events you’ve […] Read more »

  |     |   September 05, 2014

Washington Update (August 22, 2014)

Next week we celebrate what might as well be an official AAUW holiday: Women’s Equality Day. This day, observed on August 26, commemorates the day in 1920 when the 19th […] Read more »

  |     |   August 22, 2014

Quick Facts on the Equal Rights Amendment

AAUW is strongly committed to women’s equality. In this downloadable document, AAUW explains the Equal Rights Amendment, what it would do for women, and why America needs to ratify this […] Read more »

Washington Update (August 15, 2014)

The conversations you have with your elected officials this month will travel back with them to Washington, D.C., and influence the actions they take – or don’t take – for the rest of the 113th Congress. Read more »

  |     |   August 15, 2014

Branch Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as branch public policy chairs (BPPC). It provides an overview of the branch public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

State Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as state public policy chairs (SPPCs). It is intended to provide an overview of the state public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

Washington Update (August 8, 2014)

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak on a nationwide call with this year’s incoming AAUW State Public Policy Chairs (SPPCs). I always love engaging with AAUW members, […] Read more »

  |     |   August 08, 2014

Washington Update (August 1, 2014)

Yesterday, AAUW was at the White House for the signing on a new Executive Order that will better protect the rights of employees of federal contractors. We’ve been at several […] Read more »

  |     |   August 01, 2014