Statements

Find out what AAUW is saying to government and elected officials with these letters, comments, and testimonies on AAUW’s public policy issues. Review the statements by topic »

Letter to Congress Supporting STEM Bills

AAUW wrote to members of Congress in support the Support STEM Education Act of 2015 (H.R.1020) and Strengthening Education Through Research Act (S.227). H.R. 1020 defines STEM education to include […] Read more »

  |     |   February 24, 2015

AAUW’s Statements to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

As an ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organization, AAUW is invited to participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women in March. AAUW submits a written statement to the CSW annually […] Read more »

  |     |   February 24, 2015

Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

AAUW supports the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which hasn’t been updated since it expired in 2007. Reauthorization of the ESEA would create a commitment to high standards and accountability in our nation’s public schools. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 16, 2015

Coalition Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 11, 2015

Comments on Compensation Tool

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs supporting the creation of the data collection tool – or “Equal Pay Report” – which will help to ensure that the over $450 billion in taxpayer dollars spent on federal contracts each year are awarded to law-abiding companies that do not engage in any form of pay discrimination. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 05, 2015

Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) supporting OFCCP’s proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13665. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 16, 2014

Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act

AAUW supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, bringing the law’s principles and practices in line with the nation’s other civil rights laws. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 04, 2014

Testimony on D.C. High School Data Bill

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 05, 2014

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which collects student information from state and local education agencies that receive federal funding. Read more »

  |     |   January 03, 2014

Letter to Hill on Emergency Unemployment Insurance

AAUW urged Congress to extend emergency unemployment insurance to stabilize the economic recovery of American workers and their communities. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 03, 2014