Position Papers

Read the written statements that define AAUW’s biennial priorities for federal legislative action.

AAUW’s Position on Equity in School Athletics

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  |     |   February 16, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Hate Crimes Prevention

Hate crimes are serious and well-documented problems but have historically been inadequately recognized and addressed. The 2011 – 2013 Public Policy Program of the AAUW advocates “freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.” Read more »

  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Education and Training in Welfare/TANF

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  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Health Care

AAUW believes that everyone is entitled to health care that is high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible. Read more »

  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Women and Girls in STEM

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  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on No Child Left Behind

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  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Women and Retirement Security

The traditional three-legged stool model for retirement — Social Security, pensions, and savings — does not support most women. Reform of all three options is needed to secure financial stability for women retirees. Read more »

  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Pay Equity

AAUW is committed to supporting “fairness in compensation, equitable access and advancement in employment, and vigorous enforcement of employment antidiscrimination statutes.” Read more »

  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Abstinence-Only Sex Education

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  |     |   February 03, 2013

AAUW’s Position on Affirmative Action

AAUW supports affirmative action programs that establish equal opportunity for women and minorities and improve gender, racial, and ethnic diversity in educational institutions and in workplaces. Read more »

  |     |   February 03, 2013