Politics/Government Relations

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

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

Washington Update (May 23, 2014)

Almost every Thursday morning, I’m up on Capitol Hill working with the AAUW Action Fund Lobby Corps. We talk to Congress about advancing AAUW’s priorities, ranging from passing the Paycheck […] Read more »

  |     |   May 23, 2014

Washington Update (May 16, 2014)

If you’ve seen my Twitter feed lately, you may have noticed that I’m a bit peeved by the news that Jill Abramson, The New York Times‎’ first female executive editor, […] Read more »

  |     |   May 16, 2014

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