Politics/Government Relations

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

Branch Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as branch public policy chairs (BPPC). It provides an overview of the branch public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

State Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as state public policy chairs (SPPCs). It is intended to provide an overview of the state public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides

Find a complete set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions. Read more »

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How to Put Together a Candidate Forum

A candidate forum is a public event for voters to meet and hear from candidates running for office. Forums can help you accomplish many goals, including educating voters about candidates, creating a space for candidates to express their positions on AAUW issues, and raising visibility for AAUW. Read more »

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How to Organize a Voter Registration Drive

This guide provides some easy steps to running a successful voter registration campaign. Read on, and remember that the AAUW public policy staff is here to help — consider them your resource and sounding board. Read more »

Washington Update (June 20, 2014)

Every June, AAUW celebrates the tremendous progress that has been made in gender equality in education since Title IX became law on June 23, 1972. We also use the opportunity […] Read more »

  |     |   June 20, 2014

Washington Update E-Bulletin

Washington Update is AAUW’s free, members-only weekly e-bulletin. It offers an insider’s view on the legislative process, the latest policy news, resources for advocates, programming ideas, and updates from the Public Policy and Government Relations Department. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 20, 2014

Washington Update (June 13, 2014)

As a trained journalist, one of my favorite things about my work at AAUW is interviewing our members about their experiences. Recently I’ve talked to several moms about the discrimination […] Read more »

  |     |   June 13, 2014

Washington Update (June 6, 2014)

Are you planning an activity to celebrate Title IX in your community? Share the details so we can help make your event a success, and stay tuned for more ways to celebrate Title IX! Read more »

  |     |   June 06, 2014

Washington Update (May 30, 2014)

Earlier this week, AAUW was invited to the Fourth White House Science Fair. The event brought together young award-winning scientists from around the country. Among the many extraordinary exhibits, I […] Read more »

  |     |   May 30, 2014