Politics/Government Relations

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

Quick Facts on Higher Education

A college education is becoming increasingly important for employment, and AAUW believes it is critical to ensure that women have access to quality degree programs. In this downloadable, two-page document, […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in School

One pervasive problem that continues to hinder equity in education at every level of our nation’s schools is sexual harassment Read more »

  |     |   January 05, 2015

Quick Facts on the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is a fierce advocate for policies that close the gender pay gap. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains the history of the pay gap, discusses relevant bills currently […] Read more »

Washington Update (December 19, 2014)

Inside: A Sneak Peek at the 114th Congress Read more »

  |     |   December 19, 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

Washington Update (December 12, 2014)

Inside: The Latest on Campus Sexual Violence, Hate Crimes, Government Funding Bill Read more »

  |     |   December 12, 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

Washington Update (December 5, 2014)

Inside: AAUW at the Supreme Court, New Findings on Military Sexual Assault Read more »

  |     |   December 05, 2014

Washington Update (November 21, 2014)

Inside: AAUW President ‎Leads Forum with Labor Secretary Tom Perez Read more »

  |     |   November 21, 2014

Washington Update (November 14, 2014)

Inside: Mother of Title IX to Receive Presidential Medal, Open Enrollment Begins Tomorrow Read more »

  |     |   November 14, 2014