Politics/Government Relations

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

Testimony on D.C. High School Data Bill

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 05, 2014
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Budget 101

In fall 2012 Congress found itself facing a self-made crisis called the “fiscal cliff.” With so much at stake in this debate, AAUW launched an online series called “Budget 101” to break down the details of the tough decisions on federal spending and deficit reduction before Congress and the president. Read more »

Washington Update (January 31, 2014)

Between the State of the Union and Lilly Ledbetter’s visit to Washington, D.C., to mark the fifth anniversary of her law, it’s been one heck of a week for the AAUW public policy team. We’ve been on Capitol Hill, MSNBC, Forbes Woman, and even Wisconsin Public Radio! But enough about us. Let’s talk about what YOU did this week. Read more »

  |     |   January 31, 2014

Washington Update (January 24, 2014)

Get out your calendar! Next week is going to be very busy here at AAUW, and we’d hate for you to miss anything. Read more »

  |     |   January 24, 2014

Quick Facts on the Common Core Standards

AAUW supports states’ voluntary adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”). If states choose not to adopt these official standards, AAUW urges them to adopt similarly robust […] Read more »

Washington Update (January 17, 2014)

I know many of you are planning ahead for the upcoming Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (1/29) anniversary and the State of the Union address (1/28). However, two things happened […] Read more »

  |     |   January 17, 2014

Quick Facts on Paid Sick Days

For the 44 million Americans without paid sick days, a decision to stay home to care for a sick child or family member could jeopardize their job or family income. Read more »

Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Read more »

Share Your Story of Unequal Pay

We appreciate readers’ willingness to share their stories to help us make the case for fair pay to elected officials and in the media. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 13, 2014

Washington Update (January 10, 2014)

Based on recent news coverage, you might think the only thing that’s happened this week involved the closing of a certain bridge between New Jersey and New York. Au contraire! […] Read more »

  |     |   January 10, 2014