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 the Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)

AAUW urges Senators to vote against S. 1881 which would eliminate basic reproductive health care for millions of women by prohibiting federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 30, 2015

Letter to the House Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means on Welfare Reform

AAUW urges Representatives to consider changes to education and training policies during welfare reform. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 29, 2015

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Campus Sexual Violence

In response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ hearing titled, “Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act: Combating Campus Sexual,” AAUW urges Congress to protect Title IX and the Clery Act, and take additional steps to end sexual harassment and violence on campus. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 28, 2015

Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Justice regarding Gender-Biased Policing

AAUW joined over 170 organizations in a letter urging the Department of Justice to immediately issue much-needed guidance outlining how flawed law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault can violate federal law and constitute police misconduct. Read more »

  |     |   July 06, 2015

Letter to Senate Asking for Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

AAUW sent a letter to all Senators asking for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be confirmed as the U.S. Attorney General. To guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice […] Read more »

  |     |   April 21, 2015

Comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on LGBT Workplace Discrimination Regulations

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR). Read more »

  |     |   April 15, 2015

Comments on Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Federal Government Contractors

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 regulations to guide federal government contractors in fulfilling their obligations under Executive Order 11246. Read more »

  |     |   April 14, 2015

AAUW Letter on House Consideration of Student Success Act (HR5) and Amendments

AAUW opposed the Student Success Act (HR 5) and provided vote recommendations on several amendments. Unfortunately, HR 5 severely underfunds education priorities and is a step backwards in protecting educational […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 26, 2015

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