Politics/Government Relations

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

Comments on the Center for Disease Control’s Assessing School-Centered HIV/STD Prevention Efforts Survey

AAUW submitted comments on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assessing school-centered HIV/STD prevention efforts survey. Read more »

  |     |   September 25, 2014
National Voter Registration Day 2013

Political vs. Partisan: A Guide to Your AAUW Advocacy Actions

When members take advocacy actions in the name of AAUW, those actions must be political rather than partisan. Here are some things to keep in mind when determining if your actions are political or partisan Read more »

Comments supporting the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Innovation Report

AAUW submitted comments on the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) update of the Strategy for American Innovation report. Read more »

  |     |   September 23, 2014

Comments supporting the Employment Certification for Public Service

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s notice of employment certification for public service loan forgiveness. Read more »

  |     |   September 22, 2014

The Gender Pay Gap by State and Congressional District

Find the Gender Wage Gap in your State Find the Gender Wage Gap in your Congressional District Wage gap information is easy to find in these state-by-state documents, which include […] Read more »

Voter Registration on College Campuses

Learn more about how to pursue voter registration on college campuses and help institutions meet their obligations under the Higher Education Act. Read more »

Comments supporting the expansion of the definition of “spouse” as pertaining to the Family and Medical Leave Act

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking that will expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility for same-sex couples. Read more »

  |     |   August 22, 2014

Quick Facts on the Equal Rights Amendment

AAUW is strongly committed to women’s equality. In this downloadable document, AAUW explains the Equal Rights Amendment, what it would do for women, and why America needs to ratify this […] Read more »

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 »