Voter Education

Find resources to teach women about voter and civic engagement.
Equal Pay Day 2015

Take Your Equal Pay Day to the Next Level

Equal Pay Day — the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the year before — is a powerful occasion to raise awareness and organize action around the gender pay gap in your community. 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 »

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 »

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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 »

Apply for a 2015-16 Public Policy Impact Grant

Apply for a $1,000 impact grant by Friday, May 22, 2015, and join the campaign for equal pay. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »