Politics/Government Relations

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

Comments on Coverage of Children Up to Age 26

AAUW submitted comments regarding the Affordable Care Act’s provision that insurance companies offer children up to 26 years old coverage under their parent’s health insurance plan. Read more »

  |   ,   |   August 11, 2010

Comments to the Department of Commerce on the Supplemental Poverty Measure

AAUW strongly supports the Census Bureau’s determination to create a new Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) that will take into account a more realistic measurement and thus more accurate assessment of what it means to be poor in America. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 25, 2010

International Violence Against Women Act Letters

AAUW strongly supports the International Violence Against Women Act, which would help to decrease pervasive violence against women and girls globally through a comprehensive response. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 11, 2010

Letter in support of Pathways Advancing Career Act

AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives in support of the Pathways Advancing Career Training (PACT) Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 20, 2010

Letter to Senate Regarding High School Sports Data

AAUW wrote to the Senate in support of the High School Sports Information Collection Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 18, 2010

Letter to House on America COMPETES Act

AAUW urges Congress to support the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5116) and oppose any weakening amendments, especially the Issa (R-CA) amendment. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 12, 2010

Comments to the Department of Labor on Pensions

AAUW submitted comments on proposed pension regulations. AAUW supports the proposed rule, which would implement provisions designed to expand the availability of investment advice to American workers who participate in pensions plans such as 401(k)s or Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 05, 2010

Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act Letters

AAUW wrote to Congress in support of the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 04, 2010

AAUW’s Position on Women and Girls in STEM

AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math education, especially for girls and other underrepresented populations. Read more »

  |     |   May 03, 2010

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) civil rights data collection. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 03, 2010