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 »

Comments to the Department of Health and Human Services on the State Abstinence Program

AAUW submitted comments on State Abstinence Education Program grants, which are grants are given to states to create or sustain abstinence-only education programs. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 21, 2010

Letter to Senate on DREAM Act

AAUW is a strong supporter of the DREAM Act, which would allow undocumented students — raised in the U.S. and graduated from American high schools — to go to college, contribute to the nation’s economy, and start on the pathway to citizenship. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 17, 2010

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Letters

AAUW opposed the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that prevented military members from revealing their sexual orientation, and worked hard to repeal the policy. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 15, 2010

Letter supporting the Senior Citizen Relief Act

AAUW supported the Senior Citizen Relief Act, which would would provide a one-time $250 payment to the seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and families who rely on Social Security benefits. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 08, 2010

Comments to the Department of Education on the Schools and Staffing Survey

AAUW submitted comments on the on the Department of Education’s proposed Schools and Staffing Survey. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 18, 2010

Testimony to Senate on CEDAW

AAUW submitted testimony for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law hearing regarding the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 18, 2010

Comments to the Department of Education on the Student Support Services Program

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Student Support Services (SSS) program. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 15, 2010

Letter opposing increasing the retirement age

AAUW supports H. Res. 1670, which opposes an increase in the retirement age for Social Security benefits. We should not tamper with America’s most successful and reliable retirement program. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 12, 2010

Letter to the Senate Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act

The recovery of the American middle class begins and ends with good-paying jobs, but that cannot happen if women continue to earn less than they deserve. Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 08, 2010

Comments to the Advisory Committee on Women Veterans

AAUW submitted comments to a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Women’s Veterans meeting. Read more »

  |   ,   |   October 20, 2010