Voter Education

Find resources to teach women about voter and civic engagement.

Apply for a Public Policy Impact Grant

When is the application due? Return this application by mail or e-mail no later than Friday, May 30, 2014. Mail entries must arrive by the deadline. Applications can be e-mailed to […] Read more »

State Public Policy Chair Position Description

AAUW state public policy chairs advocate for and represent AAUW’s public policy priorities to policy makers, elected and appointed officials, AAUW members, the public, and the media. Read more »

How to Get the Whole World to Sign Your Petition

A petition is what we call an “easy lift” — with just a little bit of effort, you can generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Plus, a petition helps you raise your state’s or branch’s visibility and potentially gain new members! Read more »

Branch Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as branch public policy chairs (BPPCs). It is intended to provide an overview of the branch public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

A Strong Showing: Making a Rally Uber Effective

A public rally can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW, generate media coverage, and raise awareness about a policy issue. Here are some tips and tricks for making your rally super effective (or uber effective!). Read more »

7 Leadership Essentials for 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 »

How to Host a House Meeting

Want to tell your family, friends, and neighbors about paycheck fairness, violence against women, another policy issue, or just AAUW in general? It’s time to throw a house meeting! And we’re here to help. Read more »

Branch Public Policy Chair Position Description

Public policy chairs (BR06) advocate for AAUW’s public policy priorities to policy makers. Chairs represent AAUW’s public policy priorities to elected and appointed officials, AAUW members, the public, and the media. Public policy chairs also lead AAUW voter education and turnout campaigns for branches. Read more »

2012-13 Towson University Campus Action Project Team working for fair pay on Equal Pay Day.

Tabling: There’s More to It Than Meets the Eye

Tabling can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW and spread the word about AAUW’s work. But there’s more to it than sitting at a table with brochures. Here are some tips and tricks for making your tabling event extra effective. Read more »

Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides

Find a complete set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions. Read more »