Politics/Government Relations

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

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

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection (01/03/14)

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which collects student information from state and local education agencies that receive federal funding. Read more »

  |     |   January 06, 2014

Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

AAUW urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance to stabilize the economic recovery of American workers and their communities. Read more »

  |     |   January 06, 2014

Washington Update (December 20, 2013)

It’s hard to believe this is our last issue of AAUW Washington Update in 2013 (while policy marches on, we’re giving you a well-deserved break for the holidays). Thank you […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 20, 2013

Washington Update (December 13, 2013)

This week has been a mixed bag in Washington. On the plus side, the fact that the House of Representatives passed, and that the Senate is expected to also pass, […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 13, 2013