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 »

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

Comments to the Obama Administration Regarding Science and Technology

AAUW submitted comments for the President’s Council on Advisors of Science and Technology (PCAST) meeting. Read more »

  |   ,   |   October 20, 2010

Comments on the Community College Summit

AAUW submitted comments to the White House Summit on Community Colleges. Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 30, 2010

Comments to the Department of Education on Program Integrity and Gainful Employment

AAUW supports the Department of Education’s efforts to define gainful employment and to ensure schools are held accountable for meeting this standard. Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 09, 2010

Comments to Department of Education on Discretionary Grants

AAUW submitted comments about the Department of Education’s proposal to focus discretionary grants on areas of greatest educational need. Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 07, 2010

Comments on Coverage of Children Up to Age 26

AAUW submitted comments regarding the Affordable Care Act’s provision that insurance companies offer children up to 26 years old coverage under their parent’s health insurance plan. Read more »

  |   ,   |   August 11, 2010

Comments to the Department of Commerce on the Supplemental Poverty Measure

AAUW strongly supports the Census Bureau’s determination to create a new Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) that will take into account a more realistic measurement and thus more accurate assessment of what it means to be poor in America. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 25, 2010

International Violence Against Women Act Letters

AAUW strongly supports the International Violence Against Women Act, which would help to decrease pervasive violence against women and girls globally through a comprehensive response. Read more »

  |   ,   |   June 11, 2010