AAUW Issues

AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to empower women and girls. With the member-voted Public Policy Program as our guide, AAUW uses lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women. Below we highlight our positions and advocacy on major issues.


To view letters, comments, and testimony from AAUW to lawmakers and regulators, select one of the main images or policy themes below. If you’d like more information on our positions or advocacy efforts, choose one of the listed policies below or see AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities. To learn more about our federal legislative priorities for the 114th Congress, download our legislative priorities document.

Economic Security

AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
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Economic Security Issues

Title IX

AAUW supports vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education.
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Woman Graduate

Title IX Issues