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 »

Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

AAUW supports the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which hasn’t been updated since it expired in 2007. Reauthorization of the ESEA would create a commitment to high standards and accountability in our nation’s public schools. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 16, 2015

Coalition Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

principles for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 11, 2015

Comments on Compensation Tool

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs supporting the creation of the data collection tool – or “Equal Pay Report” – which will help to ensure that the over $450 billion in taxpayer dollars spent on federal contracts each year are awarded to law-abiding companies that do not engage in any form of pay discrimination. Read more »

  |   ,   |   January 05, 2015

Comments to Department of Commerce Opposing Elimination of Questions in the American Community Survey

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Commerce in response to the Census Bureau’s proposal to eliminate six questions from the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey that assists […] Read more »

  |     |   December 30, 2014

Comments on Pay Equity Executive Order

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted comments to the Development Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) supporting OFCCP’s proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13665. Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 16, 2014

Comments on the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Program

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program. Read more »

  |     |   November 04, 2014

Comments on the Center for Disease Control’s Assessing School-Centered HIV/STD Prevention Efforts Survey

AAUW submitted comments on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) assessing school-centered HIV/STD prevention efforts survey. Read more »

  |     |   September 25, 2014

Comments supporting the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Innovation Report

AAUW submitted comments on the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) update of the Strategy for American Innovation report. Read more »

  |     |   September 23, 2014

Comments supporting the Employment Certification for Public Service

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s notice of employment certification for public service loan forgiveness. Read more »

  |     |   September 22, 2014

Comments supporting the expansion of the definition of “spouse” as pertaining to the Family and Medical Leave Act

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking that will expand Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility for same-sex couples. Read more »

  |     |   August 22, 2014