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 »

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 in Support of Prohibitions Against Pay Secrecy Policies and Actions

AAUW submitted comments to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) supporting the proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13665, prohibiting government contractors from discriminating for discussing their compensation. Read more »

  |     |   December 16, 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

Comments on the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Program

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program. Read more »

  |     |   November 04, 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 »