Politics/Government Relations

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

How to Put Together an Issue Forum, Town Hall, or Tele-Town Hall

Issue forums, town halls, and tele-town halls are ways to gather people in your community and educate them about a specific issue. The basic steps for each event are the same, but you can customize the event depending on your audience and community. Read more »

Washington Update (November 22, 2013)

There’s been a lot of hype around the Senate’s action yesterday to adjust its rules for considering judicial and executive nominations. As usual, AAUW is here to cut through the […] Read more »

  |     |   November 22, 2013

Sign Advocates Up for the AAUW Action Network

Print out this worksheet for your events and meetings to collect contact information from your guests and attendees. You can use the contact information to follow-up with your potential new members and advocates, then type up for information and send it to advocacy@aauw.org to make sure they can become a two minute activist. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   November 21, 2013

Pay Equity Resource Kit

Equal Pay Day is Around the Corner! Our toolkit is a must-read for this symbolic day when women’s wages “catch up” to men’s from 2012. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 21, 2013

Sample Media Materials

Sample Media Advisory A media advisory is used to alert the media to an upcoming event, and is sent three to five days in advance of the activity highlighted. Advisories […] Read more »

Letter to Senate Supporting Amendments to Address Sexual Assault in the Military and Protect Survivors

AAUW sent a letter to the Senate urging support for amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (S. 1197) that will address the problem of sexual assault in the military and protect survivors. Read more »

  |     |   November 20, 2013

Washington Update (November 15, 2013)

I have to confess, I used to be pretty excited about Black Friday sales and holiday shopping. It was my time to stock up on gifts for family (and myself). […] Read more »

  |     |   November 15, 2013

Testimony of Dr. Catherine Hill for House “Training the Trainers” hearing (11/15/13)

Dr. Hill shared AAUW’s perspectives on the challenges of expanding our nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Building and manufacturing in the future will take a great deal […] Read more »

  |     |   November 15, 2013

Washington Update (November 8, 2013)

Greetings from your new Grassroots Advocacy Manager! I am excited to join the legacy and tradition of AAUW and to continue the fight for women’s rights and equality. As a […] Read more »

  |     |   November 08, 2013

Washington Update (November 1, 2013)

Yesterday, the AAUW Action Fund Lobby Corps went up to Capitol Hill to call on senators to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would explicitly outlaw workplace discrimination against […] Read more »

  |     |   November 01, 2013