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View letters, comments, and testimony from AAUW to lawmakers and regulators

2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to Rep. Jackie Speier in support of Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017, H.R. 2180  (5/09/17)
Letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in support of Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2017, S.957 (5/09/17)
Letter in Support of Increasing the (FY) 2018 302(b) Subcommittee Allocation for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill (5/8/17)
Letter Opposing the Global Gag Rule (4/28/2017)
AAUW Letter to Senate Urging Opposition to Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court (3/29/17)
Coalition Statement on Hate Incidents (3/10/17)
Letter to the Department of Homeland Security Supporting Immigrant Survivors of Violence (3/8/17)
Letter to President Trump Opposing All efforts to Repeal or Alter the 501(c)(3) Campaign Intervention Ban or Johnson Amendment (3/7/2017)
Letter to Congress Opposing Cuts to Non-Defense Discretionary Spending (3/1/2017)
Letter to House Representatives in Opposition to the Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 1004) (2/28/2017)
Letter to President Trump Opposing Executive Orders Limiting Regulatory Action by Agencies (2/28/2017)
Letter to Congressional Leadership Opposing H.J. Resolution 43 and S.J. Resolution 13 to Overturn HHS Rule Updating Regulations Around Title X Family Planning Program (2/14/2017)
Letter to Office of Management and Budget on Requirement of Public Notice Before Removing Online Government Information (2/13/2017)
Letter to the Senate Opposing the Nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General (2/3/2017)
AAUW Letter to House Opposing No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017 (H.R. 7) (1/24/2017)
Letter to President Donald Trump Supporting Continuation of DACA Program (1/18/17)
Letter to Congressional Leadership Opposing Defunding of Planned Parenthood (1/17/2017)
AAUW Letter to House Opposing the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017 (H.R. 26) (1/5/2017)
AAUW Letter to House Opposing the Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 21) (1/4/2017)

2015–2016 (114th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Letter to Sens. McConnell and Reid Supporting Funding for Census Bureau (11/30/2016)
Letter on Supreme Court Nomination Process (11/7/2016)
Letter Commending HHS Title X Family Planning Program Regulations (10/7/2016)
Letter to Attorney General Lynch and Department of Justice Regarding Concerns with Implementation of Deaths in Custody Reporting Act (DICRA) (10/3/2016)
Letter to Senate to Support Funding Relief for Flint, Michigan (9/26/2016)
Letter to Appropriations Committee Leadership Opposing Ideological Riders that Undermine Women’s Health (9/8/2016)
Letter to House and Senate Leadership and Appropriations Chairs Urging Passage of Zika Funding Bill (9/8/2016)
Letter to Armed Services Committee Leadership Opposing Taxpayer-Funded Employment Discrimination (8/25/2016)
Letter to Armed Services Committee Leadership to Preserve Senate Language for Female Draft Requirement (7/22/2016)
Letter to House Opposing Conscience Protection Act of 2016 (S. 304) (7/12/2016)
Letter to House Opposing the Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 21) (7/6/2016)
Letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Justice regarding Gender-Biased Policing (7/26/2015)
Letter from 47 women’s organizations on Supreme Court Nomination Process (4/21/2016)
AAUW Letter on Supreme Court Nominee (2/25/2016)
Letter to Senate Opposing a Continuing Resolution that Defunds Planned Parenthood Federation of America (9/24/2015)
Letter to Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (9/17/2015)
Letter to House Opposing a 20-Week Abortion Ban (5/12/2015)
Letter to Senate Opposing a 20-Week Abortion Ban (9/16/2015)
Letter to the Senate Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) (7/30/2015)

Comments

Comments to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on LGBT Workplace Discrimination Regulations (4/15/2015)

2013–2014 (113th Congress)

Letters and Testimony
Testimony to House Supporting National Women’s History Museum (12/11/2013)
Letter to Senate Supporting Amendments to Address Sexual Assault in the Military and Protect Survivors (11/8/2013)
Letter to Senate supporting the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (7/9/2013)
Letter to Senate on Immigration Reform (6/27/2013)
Senate Testimony on Military Sexual Assault (3/13/2013)

Comments

Comments to USCCR on Veterans and Service Member Civil Rights (5/31/2013)
Comments to USCCR for Sexual Assault in the Military Briefing (1/11/2013)
Comments to DACWS on Military Sexual Assault
Comments on the Civil Rights of Service Members and Veterans (5/31/2013)