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 »

Testimony to House Hearing on School Safety and Bullying

AAUW submitted testimony to a House Subcommittee hearing on “Strengthening School Safety through Prevention of Bullying.” AAUW believes that our country should provide an excellent education for all children. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 08, 2009

Testimony to NSF regarding STEM engagement

AAUW submitted testimony to the National Science Foundation’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering regarding women and other underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 29, 2009

Comments to the Department of Education on the Higher Education Act

AAUW strongly supports this initiative,which included a necessary expansion of both the number of higher education grants as well as the number of students who were eligible to receive them. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 01, 2009

Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on Rescinding “Conscience Clause” Regulation

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ rule allowing health care professionals to refuse medical care. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 08, 2009

Testimony to Congress on Equal Pay

Lisa Maatz testified before Congress’s Joint Economic Committee hearing on “Equal Pay for Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap.” Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 08, 2009

Letter to House regarding Hate Crimes

AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives supporting the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 03, 2009

Letter to House on GIVE Act

This AAUW-supported legislation would update the National and Community Service Act of 1990 and help to spur community investment. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 18, 2009

Letter to House regarding Federal Employee Parental Leave

AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives in support of the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 19, 2009

Letter to House on NCLB Reauthorization

AAUW wrote to the House of Represenatives with recommendations for the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (ESEA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 13, 2007

Letter in support of Healthy Families Act

AAUW wrote to the Senate seeking cosponsors for the Healthy Families Act. AAUW believes that offering workers the option of taking time off when they or a family member are sick is not just good for families, it’s good for business. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 08, 2007