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 from 47 women’s organizations on Supreme Court Nomination Process

AAUW joined 46 other organizations committed to advancing women’s legal rights and protections to urge the Senate to consider the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to be an Associate Justice […] Read more »

  |     |   April 27, 2016

International Travel Programs and Delegations

Travel with AAUW to Experience Our Global Community Firsthand Past Delegations Read more »

,   |     |   March 24, 2016

Letter to the U.S. Department of Education Ensure the Every Student Succeeds Act Includes Underserved Groups

We believe that the only way for states, districts, and schools to be in compliance and consistent with the law’s intent is through robust and meaningful federal regulation and oversight. Read more »

  |     |   March 04, 2016

Letter Urging Congress to Co-sponsor Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016

On March 3, 2016, AAUW Lobby Corps delivered a letter to members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016 and support women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Read more »

  |     |   March 03, 2016

Letter in Support of Computer Science for All Movement

AAUW joined major leaders in the technology and education sector to urge Congress to include $250 million for K-12 computer science as part of the fiscal year 2017 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill to support the Computer Science for All movement that is being led by states and schools across the nation. Read more »

  |     |   February 29, 2016

AAUW Letter on Supreme Court Nominee

AAUW joined the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who served on the court for nearly 30 years. The Supreme Court has pending cases that will greatly affect the everyday lives of women and their families, and Justice Scalia’s untimely death creates a vacancy at a critical juncture. Read more »

  |     |   February 25, 2016

AAUW Comments on ESSA Title I

On January 21, 2016, AAUW submitted two comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s Request for Information to solicit advice and recommendations on regulations to implement programs under Title I of the ESEA. Read more »

  |     |   January 21, 2016

Letter to Senate Opposing a Continuing Resolution that Defunds Planned Parenthood Federation of America

AAUW urges Senators to take immediate action to avoid a government shutdown and to oppose efforts to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Read more »

  |     |   September 24, 2015

Letter to Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

AAUW urges Representatives to oppose the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134) and the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 3504) when they come up for a vote. Both bills would make it more difficult for women to access reproductive health care. Read more »

  |     |   September 17, 2015

Letter to Senate Opposing a 20-Week Abortion Ban

AAUW urges Senators to oppose H.R. 36, an unconstitutional and dangerous limitation on abortion that puts women’s health and rights at risk. Read more »

  |     |   September 16, 2015