Politics/Government Relations

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

Testimony to Senate Hearing on Paid Sick Days

AAUW submitted a statement to the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee’s November 10, 2009 hearing on paid sick days and the Healthy Families Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 10, 2009

Letter in Support of Healthy Families Act

AAUW wrote to the Senate seeking cosponsors for the Healthy Families Act. AAUW believes that offering workers the option of taking time off when they or a family member are sick is not just good for families, it’s good for business. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 03, 2009

Comments to the Department of Education on Pell Grants and Hate Crime Statistics Reporting

AAUW submitted comments on the proposed provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 21, 2009

Testimony for Senate on DC Voucher Program

AAUW opposes the federal funding of student vouchers for DC private schools. Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 16, 2009

AAUW’s Position on No Child Left Behind

Until the federal government fulfills its promises and obligations under No Child Left Behind, there will continue to be large gaps between a workable implementation of the law and the realization of its laudable goals. Read more »

  |     |   September 03, 2009

Suggested Confirmation Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

AAUW submitted questions to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Read more »

  |   ,   |   August 09, 2009

Testimony for House STEM Hearing on Inclusion

AAUW submitted testimony to the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education hearing regarding “Encouraging the Participation of Female Students in STEM Fields.” Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 21, 2009

Testimony to House Hearing on School Safety and Bullying

AAUW submitted testimony to a House Subcommittee hearing on “Strengthening School Safety through Prevention of Bullying.” AAUW believes that our country should provide an excellent education for all children. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 08, 2009

AAUW’s Position on Title IX and Sexual Harassment

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

  |     |   July 03, 2009

AAUW’s Position on Education and Training in Welfare/TANF

AAUW strongly believes that welfare programs should be flexible to allow the highest level of education possible, because advanced degrees are more likely to promote self-sufficiency. Read more »

  |     |   July 03, 2009