Politics/Government Relations

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

Washington Update (May 9, 2014)

I’m celebrating my ninth Mother’s Day on Sunday as the mother of a smart, funny, precocious daughter. My fondest memory of my job is taking my daughter, Alexandria, to a […] Read more »

  |     |   May 09, 2014

Washington Update (May 2, 2014)

The momentum continues to build around ending sexual assault on college campuses. This week we saw new announcements from the White House and the Department of Education, capping off a […] Read more »

  |     |   May 02, 2014

Washington Update (April 25, 2014)

I’m writing you from a mostly empty office, as many of my co-workers are currently crisscrossing the country attending AAUW state conventions. Just this weekend alone, the public policy staff […] Read more »

  |     |   May 02, 2014

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 »

Washington Update (April 11, 2014)

Typically, Equal Pay Day — the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to men’s from the previous year — is the Worst. Holiday. Ever. Although President Barack Obama’s actions […] Read more »

  |     |   April 11, 2014

Fact Sheet: The Road Map to Pay Equity

This fact sheet presents the different legislative and executive actions as a “road map to pay equity,” with check marks next to the actions that have already been accomplished – such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – and empty boxes next to the ones that have yet to be accomplished. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 09, 2014

Washington Update (April 4, 2014)

It’s almost time for Equal Pay Day! I’m so excited to hear about the amazing activities occurring nationwide, and I can tell you there is a lot of anticipation here […] Read more »

  |     |   April 04, 2014

Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act

AAUW supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, bringing the law’s principles and practices in line with the nation’s other civil rights laws. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 04, 2014

Washington Update (March 28, 2014)

2, 22, 11, 100. This isn’t some secret code, I promise. Instead they’re numbers to get excited about. Two Senators signed on to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act this week: […] Read more »

  |     |   March 28, 2014

Apply for a Public Policy Impact Grant

Applications for the 2014-15 Impact Grant Program year are now closed. Read more »