Voter Education

Find resources to teach women about voter and civic engagement.

Apply for a 2016–17 Public Policy Impact Grant

Apply for a $1,000 impact grant by Friday, May 27, 2016, and join the campaign for equal pay. Read more »

AAUW members visited state capitols to urge their representatives to support paycheck fairness.

Resources for State and Branch Public Policy Chairs

Public policy chairs advocate for AAUW’s public policy priorities to policymakers; represent AAUW public policy priorities to AAUW members, the public, and the media; organize AAUW members to take action on policy priorities; and lead AAUW voter education and turnout campaigns in their state or branch. Through their leadership, public policy chairs ensure that we have national, state, and local public policies that empower women and girls. Here are a few Read more »

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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! Read more »

National Voter Registration Day 2013

How to Get Out the Vote on College Campuses

Want to get out the vote on college campuses? Use these best practices to help students register and vote. Read more »

An AAUW student organization at Juniata College co-hosted a candidate forum with the AAUW Huntingdon (PA) Branch.

How to Organize a Candidate Forum

Whether for a local, state, or federal election, a candidate event is a great way to engage your community around an upcoming election, to build support for the issues that matter to AAUW, and to learn more about the candidates running to represent you. Read more »

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Quick Facts: What You Should Know About Filling the U.S. Supreme Court Vacancy

The Supreme Court has pending cases that will greatly affect the everyday lives of women and their families, and Justice Scalia’s death creates a vacancy at a critical juncture. It is in the face of losing such a legal giant that we remember how fortunate we are, as a nation, to have a constitutional process to see us smoothly through this transition. Read more »

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Equal Pay Day 2015

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. Read more »

AAUW Advocacy Event and Activity Report-Back Form

Did you recently host an advocacy event or complete an advocacy activity? Let us know so that we can spotlight all of your amazing work! Read more »

AAUW Public Policy Program

The Public Policy Program underscores AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research and speaks to women’s needs, aspirations, and concerns across the life span. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 18, 2015

State Legislative Request Intake Form

If you would like an opinion from AAUW staff on whether your state’s proposed legislation aligns with AAUW’s public policy priorities, please fill out this form. Read more »