Public policy documents

Quick Facts on Health Care

AAUW believes that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will improve women’s access to basic health care services. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines women’s unique challenges to paying for […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Career and Technical Education

AAUW supports women pursuing career and technical education (CTE), and supports programs and policies that ensure that they can access training in their fields. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW […] Read more »

Quick Facts on Human Trafficking

In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW outlines the importance of identifying labor and sex trafficking, both international and domestic. Read more »

Quick Facts on Higher Education

A college education is becoming increasingly important for employment, and AAUW believes it is critical to ensure that women have access to quality degree programs. In this downloadable, two-page document, […] Read more »

Quick Facts on the Equal Rights Amendment

AAUW is strongly committed to women’s equality. In this downloadable document, AAUW explains the Equal Rights Amendment, what it would do for women, and why America needs to ratify this […] Read more »

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 »

Quick Facts on the Common Core Standards

AAUW supports states’ voluntary adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”). If states choose not to adopt these official standards, AAUW urges them to adopt similarly robust […] Read more »

Quick Facts on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

AAUW’s quick facts list and explain various policies that ESEA should include in its upcoming reauthorization. Read more »

Quick Facts on Retirement Security

AAUW believes that protecting Social Security is critical for women’s economic security, especially as they enter retirement. This downloadable, two-page document outlines how challenges to women’s economic security change as […] Read more »

Quick Facts on STEM Education

AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, especially for girls and other underrepresented populations. In this downloadable, two-page document, AAUW explains how public policies to […] Read more »