Statements

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

Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (4/4/14)

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 […] 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. This legislation would close opportunity gaps […] Read more »

  |     |   February 05, 2014

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection (01/03/14)

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 06, 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 06, 2014

Testimony to House Supporting National Women’s History Museum

AAUW submitted testimony to the House of Representatives supporting the establishment of a National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 11, 2013

Letter to Senate Supporting Amendments to Address Sexual Assault in the Military and Protect Survivors

AAUW sent a letter to the Senate urging support for amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (S. 1197) that will address the problem of sexual assault in the military and protect survivors. Read more »

  |     |   November 20, 2013

Testimony of Dr. Catherine Hill for House “Training the Trainers” hearing (11/15/13)

Dr. Hill shared AAUW’s perspectives on the challenges of expanding our nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. Building and manufacturing in the future will take a great deal […] Read more »

  |     |   November 15, 2013

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection Revisions

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. Proposed changes included […] Read more »

  |     |   August 30, 2013

Letter to Senate supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (7/9/13)

AAUW strongly supports the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (S.815). ENDA will prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. AAUW’s member-adopted 2013-15 Public Policy Program affirms our […] Read more »

  |     |   July 09, 2013

Letter to Senate on FY 2014 Appropriations Priorities (7/9/13)

AAUW is concerned that FY2014 appropriations have the potential to weaken critical programs that benefit millions of Americans. AAUW supports the Senate-passed budget allocations which would end the sequester and […] Read more »

  |     |   July 09, 2013