AAUW Public Policy Priorities

Propose a Change to the AAUW Public Policy Priorities

Every two years, AAUW members may vote on revisions to our Public Policy Priorities. The AAUW Public Policy Committee (APPC) reviewed the Public Policy Priorities and does not recommend any  changes for the 2023 member vote. Using the link below, AAUW members can propose new changes to the Public Policy Priorities that you’d like to see on the ballot in the AAUW national election this spring.

Keep in mind, the Public Policy Priorities are a guiding document that delineate the overarching scope of our work. Specificity pertaining to particular issues that are otherwise encompassed in the Public Policy Priorities is not necessary. Priorities are chosen according to the criteria of viability, critical need, strong member support, and potential for distinctive AAUW contribution or leadership. No order of importance for the priorities is implied. All submitted proposed changes will be reviewed by AAUW’s public policy staff and the APPC.

Here’s how to comment or propose a change:

1. Read the current AAUW Public Policy Priorities.

2. Submit any comments or proposed changes by 5:00 pm ET on Friday, February 3, 2023

COMMENT HERE

About the AAUW Public Policy Priorities

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities, which may be amended every two years by an every-member vote, establish the federal action issues on which AAUW members across the country focus their advocacy efforts and guide the work of the national staff. States and branches should also use the Public Policy Priorities to inform their advocacy efforts on state and local issues.

The strength of the AAUW Public Policy Priorities is that they originate and end with the membership. The APPC will review feedback from members on changes to the Public Policy Priorities and make a recommendation to the AAUW Board of Directors based on the following review criteria: viability, critical need, strong member support, and potential for distinctive contribution. Once the APPC finalizes any proposed changes to the Public Policy Priorities, the AAUW Board of Directors reviews, amends as necessary, and approves them before they go to the membership for a vote in the spring of odd-numbered years.