Politics/Government Relations

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

Comments to Department of Commerce Opposing Elimination of Questions in the American Community Survey

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Commerce in response to the Census Bureau’s proposal to eliminate six questions from the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey that assists […] Read more »

  |     |   December 30, 2014

Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order

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 rule implementing Executive Order 13665. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 16, 2014

Ask Your Elected Officials to Proclaim Equal Pay Day

Encourage your governor, city council, and mayor to proclaim “Equal Pay Day” in your state and community using this proclamation. Read more »

  |     |   December 09, 2014

Quick Facts on Hate Crimes Prevention

AAUW believes that violent crimes motivated solely or primarily by bias or hatred intimidate communities and must end. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines the importance of hate crimes […] Read more »

  |     |   November 05, 2014

Fact Sheet: For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity

AAUW and the Center for American Progress have released a new fact sheet that explores the positive effect the Common Core State Standards can have on gender equity in education. […] Read more »

National Voter Registration Day 2013

Political vs. Partisan: A Guide to Your AAUW Advocacy Actions

When members take advocacy actions in the name of AAUW, those actions must be political rather than partisan. Here are some things to keep in mind when determining if your actions are political or partisan Read more »

The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District

Find the Gender Wage Gap in your State Find the Gender Wage Gap in your Congressional District Wage gap information is easy to find in these state-by-state documents, which include […] Read more »

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 (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 »