Public policy documents

AAUW Voter Issue Guide

The 2016 Voter Issue Guide provides concise information about key policy issues in the 2016 election and will help you prepare for the upcoming election and educate eligible voters. Read more »

AAUW Statement on New Overtime Compensation Rule

AAUW applauds the U.S. Department of Labor for issuing its final rule on overtime compensation protections. Read more »

AAUW opposes DC Vouchers

On April 28, 2016, AAUW opposed H.R. 4901, which would reauthorize the DC voucher program. Public funds should only be used for public education — not private or religious school […] Read more »

AAUW supports strong protection for retirement savings

On April 28, 2016, AAUW sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives to oppose a resolution to block the Department of Labor’s final fiduciary and conflict of […] Read more »

International Travel Programs and Delegations

Travel with AAUW to Experience Our Global Community Firsthand Past Delegations Read more »

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 »

Check out Colorado’s network of laws to address the gender wage gap.

AAUW Policy Guide to Equal Pay in the States

Passing a federal law, like the Paycheck Fairness Act or the Fair Pay Act, would help protect everyone in all states. But until that happens, each state will continue operating under antiquated regulations and piecemeal state and local laws to combat unequal pay. Read more »

Quick Facts on the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is a fierce advocate for policies that close the gender pay gap. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains the history of the pay gap, discusses relevant bills currently […] Read more »

Ask Your Elected Officials to Proclaim Equal Pay Day with this Proclamation Template

Encourage your governor, city council, and mayor to proclaim “Equal Pay Day” in your state and community using this proclamation. Read more »

Federal Legislative Priorities for Women and Families in the 114th Congress

This document is intended to provide an overview of AAUW’s work for new members of Congress and for AAUW members to use at conventions and annual meetings. Read more »