Position Papers

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

AAUW’s Position on Hate Crimes Prevention

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

  |     |   October 03, 2011

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

AAUW’s Position on Balancing Work and Life: Family-Friendly Workplace Policies

AAUW believes that creating a work environment that helps employees balance the responsibilities of work and family is smart for businesses and good public policy. Read more »

  |     |   September 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Ensuring Civil Rights for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Americans

No American should be denied the full range of civil rights and civil liberties due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Read more »

  |     |   September 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Abstinence-Only Sex Education

AAUW supports the right of every woman to obtain medically accurate information about and access to safe and comprehensive reproductive health services. Read more »

  |     |   September 03, 2011

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 »

  |     |   September 03, 2011

AAUW’s Position on Career and Technical Education

AAUW believes that career and technical education (CTE) is increasingly important for women and girls seeking to earn their way in a competitive marketplace. Read more »

  |     |   August 03, 2011

Quick Facts on Reproductive Rights

AAUW supports the right of every woman to safe, accessible, affordable, and comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on School Vouchers

AAUW stands firmly by the belief that the country should provide an excellent education for all children, not private school vouchers for a few. Read more »

  |     |   February 03, 2011