Politics/Government Relations

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

Testimony to NSF regarding STEM engagement

AAUW submitted testimony to the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering regarding women and other underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 29, 2009

AAUW’s Position on Title IX

Commonly known for creating opportunities for women and girls in athletics, Title IX affects all areas of education. Read more »

  |     |   June 03, 2009

AAUW’s Position on Charter Schools

AAUW believes all publicly funded schools must be accountable to the public for academic achievement, health and safety standards, and the civil rights of all students. Read more »

  |     |   June 03, 2009

AAUW’s Position on Educating Women and Girls with Disabilities

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  |     |   June 03, 2009

Comments to the Department of Education on the Higher Education Act

AAUW strongly supports this initiative,which included a necessary expansion of both the number of higher education grants as well as the number of students who were eligible to receive them. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 01, 2009

Healthy Families Act Letters

AAUW wrote several letters to Congress supporting the Healthy Families Act, which would provide employees seven paid sick days a year. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 15, 2009

Testimony to Congress on Equal Pay

Lisa Maatz testified before Congress’s Joint Economic Committee hearing on “Equal Pay for Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap.” Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 28, 2009

Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on Rescinding “Conscience Clause” Regulation

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule allowing health care professionals to refuse medical care. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 08, 2009

Letter to House Regarding Hate Crimes

AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives supporting the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 03, 2009

Letter to House on GIVE Act

This AAUW-supported legislation would update the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and help to spur community investment. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 18, 2009