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 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

Healthy Families Act Letters

AAUW wrote several letters to Congress supporting the Healthy Families Act, which would provide employees seven paid sick days a year. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 15, 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 28, 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

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

Prevention First Act Letters

AAUW wrote to the Congress in support of the Prevention First Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 05, 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 09, 2009

Recommendations on Improving the Higher Education Act

In 2009, AAUW issued recommendations for improving the Higher Education Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 03, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter’s Letters Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act

Lilly Ledbetter wrote to the House and Senate in January 2009 urging them to support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 21, 2009