Position Papers

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

Quick Facts on the Equal Rights Amendment

AAUW is strongly committed to women’s equality. In this downloadable document, AAUW explains the Equal Rights Amendment, what it would do for women, and why America needs to ratify this […] Read more »

Quick Facts on the Common Core Standards

AAUW supports states’ voluntary adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”). If states choose not to adopt these official standards, AAUW urges them to adopt similarly robust […] Read more »

Quick Facts on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

AAUW’s quick facts list and explain various policies that ESEA should include in its upcoming reauthorization. Read more »

Quick Facts on Retirement Security

AAUW believes that protecting Social Security is critical for women’s economic security, especially as they enter retirement. This downloadable, two-page document outlines how challenges to women’s economic security change as […] Read more »

Quick Facts on STEM Education

AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, especially for girls and other underrepresented populations. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains how public policies to […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Title IX

AAUW champions women’s and girls’ rights to equal access to education under Title IX. In this downloadable, one-page document, AAUW explains how Title IX affects schools’ athletics programs, sexual assault […] Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Higher Education

Since its founding in 1881, the AAUW has been committed to making the dream of higher education a reality for all women. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2012

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 »

  |     |   October 03, 2012

AAUW’s Position on Single-Sex Education

Some policies that purport to improve student performance—such as private school vouchers and single-sex education in public schools—skirt critical civil rights protections. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Social Security Privatization

AAUW strongly opposes privatizing Social Security. Social Security is the sole, guaranteed source of income for many children, widows, disabled workers, and retirees. Read more »

  |     |   October 03, 2011