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 supporting a minimum wage increase for federal contractors

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Labor regarding the establishment of a minimum wage for federal contractors. Read more »

  |     |   July 28, 2014

Comments supporting military same-sex couple child benefits

AAUW submitted comments supporting the Department of Defense’s proposed interim rule regarding military child development programs. Read more »

  |     |   July 15, 2014

Comments supporting changes to immigrant spouse restrictions

AAUW submitted comments to Citizenship and Immigration Services on the proposed rule extending the availability of employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of principal H-1B visa holders… Read more »

  |     |   July 11, 2014

Comments in support of the Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014

AAUW submitted comments to the Council of the District of Columbia’s Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety supporting Bill 20-757, the “Wage Transparency Amendment Act of 2014.” Read more »

  |     |   July 08, 2014

Comments on Program Integrity: Gainful Employment

AAUW submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the Department’s gainful employment rule, which would enforce the statutory requirement that career education programs prepare students for gainful employment in […] Read more »

  |     |   May 27, 2014

Letter to the Senate on the Paycheck Fairness Act

AAUW supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update to the Equal Pay Act of 1963, bringing the law’s principles and practices in line with the nation’s other civil rights laws. Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 04, 2014

Opposing the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities

AAUW submitted comments on proposed rules for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities. Read more »

  |     |   February 26, 2014

Comments supporting diversity policies and practices

AAUW submitted comments to several federal agencies that regulate consumer and financial affairs on the proposed joint standards for assessing diversity policies and practices. Read more »

  |     |   February 07, 2014

Testimony on D.C. High School Data Bill

Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, submitted testimony to the District of Columbia’s Council supporting the proposed Title IX Athletic Equity Act. Read more »

  |   ,   |   February 05, 2014

Comments on Civil Rights Data Collection

AAUW submitted comments on the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection survey, which collects student information from state and local education agencies that receive federal funding. Read more »

  |     |   January 03, 2014