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

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 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