Politics/Government Relations

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

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

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