Politics/Government Relations

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

Ask Your Elected Officials to Proclaim Equal Pay Day with this Proclamation Template

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

  |     |   December 16, 2015

AAUW Advocacy Event and Activity Report-Back Form

Did you recently host an advocacy event or complete an advocacy activity? Let us know so that we can spotlight all of your amazing work! Read more »

The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District

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

Letter to Senate Opposing a Continuing Resolution that Defunds Planned Parenthood Federation of America

AAUW urges Senators to take immediate action to avoid a government shutdown and to oppose efforts to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Read more »

  |     |   September 24, 2015

Letter to Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

AAUW urges Representatives to oppose the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) when they come up for a vote. Both bills would make it more difficult for women to access reproductive health care. Read more »

  |     |   September 17, 2015

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