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  |   ,   |   May 25, 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

Comments on Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Government Contractors

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) supporting OFCCP’s proposed regulations to guide federal government contractors in fulfilling their obligations under Executive Order 11246. Read more »

  |     |   April 14, 2015

Apply for a 2015-16 Public Policy Impact Grant

Apply for a $1,000 impact grant by Friday, May 22, 2015, and join the campaign for equal pay. Read more »

Federal Legislative Priorities for Women and Families in the 114th Congress

This document is intended to provide an overview of AAUW’s work for new members of Congress and for AAUW members to use at conventions and annual meetings. Read more »

Quick Facts on Health Care

AAUW believes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will improve women’s access to basic health care services. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines women’s unique challenges to paying for […] Read more »

AAUW Letter on House Consideration of Student Success Act (HR5) and Amendments

AAUW opposed the Student Success Act (HR 5) and provided vote recommendations on several amendments. Unfortunately, HR 5 severely underfunds education priorities and is a step backwards in protecting educational […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 26, 2015

Letter to Congress Supporting STEM Bills

AAUW wrote to members of Congress in support the Support STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R.1020) and Strengthening Education Through Research Act (S.227). H.R. 1020 defines STEM education to include […] Read more »

  |     |   February 24, 2015