Politics/Government Relations

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

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

AAUW’s Position on Equity in School Athletics

Title IX’s impact on women’s athletic participation is one of the country’s greatest civil rights success stories, changing the playing field dramatically for girls and women in sports. Read more »

  |     |   April 16, 2010

AAUW’s Position on Federal Judicial Nominations

AAUW monitors the judicial nominations process because so many of our fundamental rights and liberties have been established and are protected by the federal courts. Read more »

  |     |   April 03, 2010

Recommendations for Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives with recommendations for reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 01, 2010

Comments to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Regulatory Review

AAUW submitted comments regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s review of previously issued regulations. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 22, 2010

Testimony for Childhood Obesity Hearing

AAUW submitted testimony to a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on “Childhood Obesity: Beginning the Dialogue on Reversing the Epidemic.” Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 04, 2010

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