Letters, Comments, Testimony & Legal Briefs

 

Civil Rights

Letters and Testimony

Coalition Letter to Court Officials Outlining Principles for Federal, State, and Local Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic (4/22/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership to Ensure that Discrimination is Prohibited in All Federally Funded COVID-19 Benefits and Services (4/20/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Additional Funding for Election Assistance in Response to COVID-19 (4/13/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress and State Elected Officials to Protect Voting Rights and Public Safety in Response to COVID-19 (3/17/2020)

Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Reform Urging Support of the Washington, D.C. Admissions Act (H.R. 51) (9/18/19)

Letters to HouseSenate, and Congressional Leadership Urging that FY20 Appropriations Protect the Title X Family Planning Program and Repeal the Global Gag Rule (9/4/2019)

Letter to House Judiciary Committee Supporting the Equal Rights Amendment and Encouraging a Vote on H.J. Res. 38 (8/14/19)

AAUW Letter to House Urging Vote in Support of the Equality Act (H.R. 5) (5/14/19)

AAUW Statement for House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) (4/29/19)

Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees Financial Services and General Government Subcommittees Supporting the Johnson Amendment (4/25/19)

AAUW Statement for House Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Equality Act (4/10/19)

Statement from Women’s Organizations Supporting Full and Equal Access to Participation in Athletics for Transgender People (4/1/19)

Letter to Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee Urging Members to Uphold the Johnson Amendment (2/6/19)

Letter to Congress Outlining Women’s Advocacy Community Legislative Priorities (1/16/19)

Comments

Comments to Department of Labor Opposing Expansion of the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption (9/16/19)

AAUW Comments to Department of Health and Human Services Opposing Proposed Regulatory Changes to Nondiscrimination Provisions and Section 1557 (8/13/19)

Letters and Testimony

Letter to the House of Representatives Opposing the Inclusion of Any Language in H.R. 88 That Would Repeal or Weaken the Johnson Amendment (12/18/18)

Letter to Department of Health and Human Services Opposing Any Attempts to Narrow the Legal Definition of Sex to Exclude Transgender, Non-binary, and Intersex People (11/19/18)

Reproductive Rights Groups Outline Policy Vision Statement for Lawmakers (11/15/18)

Letter to Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Justice, and Labor Expressing Concerns Over Reports that the Administration is Proposing to Narrow the Legal Definition of Sex to Exclude Transgender, Non-binary, and Intersex People (10/30/18)

AAUW Letter to Senate Urging Withdrawal of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court (9/28/18)

AAUW Letter to Senate Opposing the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court (9/17/18)

Civil Rights Groups Call for Investigation on Assault Allegations Against Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh (9/16/18)

Letter Urging Senators to Oppose the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Low-Income Individuals (9/7/18)

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing the Confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Behalf of Reproductive Justice Organizations (8/31/18)

AAUW letter to Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court (8/30/18)

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Opposing the Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on behalf of Women and Girls with Pre-existing Conditions (8/21/18)

AAUW Comments to Department of Health and Human Services on Proposed Changes to the Title X Family Planning Program (7/31/18)

Comments to Department of Commerce on the Proposed Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census Form (8/1/18)

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Urging Request and Review of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Records Prior to Committee Consideration of His Nomination (7/20/18)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Inclusion of Anti-Women’s Health Riders in the Fiscal Year 2019 Spending Bill (6/20/18)

Letter to House opposing the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act (H.R. 6136) and the Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) (6/20/18)

Letter to Congress Opposing Inhumane Treatment of Immigrant Women and Children (5/23/18)

Letter to Senate Opposing the Protect and Serve Act of 2018 (S. 2794) (5/16/18)

Letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Opposing the Domestic Gag Rule (5/16/18)

Letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Urging Hearings on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s Inclusion of a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census (4/12/18)

Letter to Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Urging Hearings on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s Inclusion of a Citizenship Question in the 2020 Census (4/12/18)

Letter to Congress Urging Immediate Action to Pass a Clean Dream Act (2/13/18)

Letter to Senate Urging Support for Dreamers and Passage of the Dream Act (2/13/18)

Letter to Commerce Secretary Ross Opposing the Department of Justice Proposal to Add a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census (1/10/18)

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees Urging Opposition to Anti-Women’s Health Riders (12/14/17)

Letter to Congress Advocating Legislative Action on Priority Issues before the Holidays (12/6/17)

Letter to Department of Health and Human Services Opposing the Administration’s Proposed Contraception Coverage Rules (12/5/17)

Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee Urging Additional Hearings for Brett Talley and Thomas Farr (11/27/17)

Letter To House Ways And Means Committee Opposing Any Language in Tax Reform Legislation that Weakens Johnson Amendment (11/3/17)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to pass a clean Dream Act and sign the discharge petition (9/14/17)

AAUW letter urging Senators to pass a clean Dream Act (9/21/17)

Letter to Senate urging opposition to SUCCEED Act (S. 1852) and support of Dream Act (S.1615) (10/3/17)

AAUW Letter to House Opposing 20-Week Abortion Ban (H.R. 36) (10/3/17)

Letter to House opposing a federal abortion ban (H.R. 36) (10/2/17)

Letter to Department of Justice recommending concrete action steps in response to Charlottesville (9/15/17)

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees Urging Opposition to Anti-Women’s Health Riders (9/6/17)

Letter to Congress urging immediate action to pass the Dream Act, S.1615/H.R.3440 (9/6/17)

Letter to President Trump urging continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (8/31/2017)

Letter urging preservation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (8/30/17)

Letter to House Committee on Appropriations urging members to maintain the Johnson Amendment provisions within the 2018 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill (7/12/17)

Letter to Secretaries of State in opposition to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and its data request (7/6/17)

Letter to Secretaries of State in opposition to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and its data request (7/6/17)

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)

Comments

AAUW Comments to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Opposing Regulatory Changes Regarding Public Charge (12/10/18)

 

Economic Security

Letters and Testimony

AAUW Comments to EEOC regarding EEO-1 Component 2 data collection (4/22/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress Outlining the Demands of Women and Families in the Face the COVID-19 Recession (4/22/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress with Economic Security Priorities for Future COVID-19 Legislation (4/16/2020)

Coalition Letter to the CDC Demanding the Retraction of Guidance Forcing Sick Employees to Work (4/13/2020)

Coalition Letter to the Department of Labor Urging Broad Coverage and Swift and Robust Compliance Assistance and Enforcement to Protect Workers Under the Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (4/10/2020)

Coalition Letter to the EEOC Ensuring Access to Justice Regarding Right to Sue Notices and Filing Deadlines (4/7/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress Supporting the PAID (Providing Americans Insured Days) Leave Act (4/3/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress Supporting the Paid Sick Days for Public Health Emergencies and Personal and Family Care Act (S. 3415/H.R. 6150) (3/12/2020)

Coalition Letter to Congress Supporting the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act (3/6/2020)

AAUW Letter to Senate Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act (1/30/20)

Coalition Letter to Senate Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act (1/29/20)

Letter to the House of Representatives supporting the Voting Rights Advancement Act (12/4/19)

Coalition letter to EEOC regarding EEO-1 Component 2 data collection (11/8/19)

AAUW Comments to EEOC regarding EEO-1 Component 2 data collection (11/8/19)

Coalition Letter to Congressional Conferees in Support of the Federal Employees Paid Leave Act (FEPLA) (10/11/19)

AAUW Letter to House Urging Representatives to Vote in Support of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act (H.R. 1423) (9/18/19)

Letter to House Judiciary Committee Urging Passage of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act (H.R. 1423) (9/9/19)

Letter to Department of Labor Requesting Extension of Comment Period for the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption (8/28/19)

Letter to Congress Urging the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Committee to Keep the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA) Provision in the NDAA Conference Agreement (8/19/19)

AAUW Letter Urging Cosponsorship of the BE HEARD in the Workplace Act (7/25/19)

AAUW Letter to House Urging Vote in Support of the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) (7/15/19)

Letter to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Regarding Litigation Authority (7/11/19)

Letter to House Committee on Education and Labor Supporting the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R. 1230) (6/10/19)

AAUW Statement for House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave Supporting the FAMILY Act (5/7/19)

AAUW Letter Urging Senators to Cosponsor the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (Be HEARD) in the Workplace Act (S. 1082) and the Ending Monopoly of Power Over Workplace Harassment Through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) – Part 1 (S. 575) and Part 2 (S. 574) (4/11/19)

Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of Eliminating Forced Arbitration Clauses in Consumer and Worker Contracts (4/2/19)

AAUW Letter to House Urging Vote in Support of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) (3/25/19)

Coalition Letter to House Urging Vote in Support of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) (3/25/19)

AAUW Statement in Support of FAMILY Act for House Ways and Means Committee Hearing (3/21/19)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Vote In Support of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) When It Comes to the House for a Vote (3/14/19)

AAUW Letter to Representatives Urging Original Cosponsorship of the Healthy Families Act (2/28/19)

Letter to House Judiciary Committee Supporting Introduction of the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act (2/28/19)

AAUW Statement for House Education and Labor Subcommittees Hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act (2/12/19)

Coalition Letter for House Education and Labor Subcommittees Hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act (2/11/19)

AAUW Letter to Congress Urging Cosponsorship of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (2/7/19)

AAUW Letter to Congress Urging Cosponsorship of the Raise the Wage Act (S. 150/H.R. 582) (2/6/19)

AAUW Letter to House Education and Labor Committee in Support of the Raise the Wage Act (2/6/19)

Letter from Women’s Organizations to Congress Urging Cosponsorship and Swift Passage of the Raise the Wage Act (2/5/19)

Letter to Sen. Tammy Duckworth Expressing Support for the Designation of a “Women’s Health Research Day” (1/24/19)

AAUW Letter to Senate Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act (1/22/19)

Coalition Letter to Senate Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act (1/22/19)

AAUW Letter Outlining Legislative Priorities for the 116th Congress (1/15/19)

Letter Endorsing the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (1/16/19)

AAUW Letter to House of Representatives Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act (1/10/19)

Coalition Letter to House of Representatives Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act (1/10/19)

Letters and Testimony

Letter Responding to Recent Public Conversation about the Gender and Racial Pay Gaps (11/26/18)

Principles and Priorities for Legislative Action to Eliminate Workplace Harassment (10/26/18)

AAUW Testimony to DC Council on the Sexual Misconduct Sunshine Amendment Act of 2018 (10/4/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1869), the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 2418), and the Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2095) (7/26/18)

AAUW testimony to the House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions in response to the hearing on the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) (7/23/18)

Letter to Congress Urging Support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S. 337/H.R. 947) (7/11/18)

AAUW Letter to Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy Urging Support for the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S.337) (7/10/18)

Letter to House Calling for a Conference Committee on the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (H.R.4924/S.2952) to Fight Workplace Harassment and Discrimination in the Legislative Workforce (6/6/18)

Letter to the Entertainment Industry Calling for an End to Industry Pay Inequity (6/1/18)

AAUW Letter to Congress Urging Cosponsorship and Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819/H.R. 1869) (6/7/18)

AAUW Letter to Senate on Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (5/24/18)

Letter to Senate on Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act (H.R. 4924) (5/22/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Support Working Mothers by Cosponsoring the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (H.R. 947), Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1516), and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2417) (5/10/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Oppose the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) (4/26/18)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1869), Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 2418), and the Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2095) (4/10/18)

Letter to Senate Urging Action to Address Discrimination and Harassment in the Legislative Workforce (3/19/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (H.R. 947) (3/1/18)

Letter to the Department of Labor Urging Release of Tip Proposal Analysis (2/7/18)

AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor Opposing the Proposed Tip Regulations (2/5/18)

Letter to Congress Opposing Cuts to Federal Health Programs or Other Social Safety Net Cuts (1/25/18)

Letter to House of Representatives urging implementation of legislation to prevent and remedy workplace harassment in Congress (1/17/18)

Letter to Congress Urging Support for a Clean Budget and Opposition to Any Fiscal Year Omnibus Bill Including Policy Riders (1/11/18)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Workflex in the 21st Century Act (H.R. 4219) (12/5/17)

Letter to Congress Supporting the Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1516/S. 636) (12/5/17)

Letter to Senate Banking Committee Supporting Amendment 70 to S. 2155 to Limit Forced Arbitration Clauses (12/4/17)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (11/29/17)

Letter to EEOC Urging Lifting of Stay and Implementation of EEO-1 Data Collection (11/21/2017)

AAUW Letter urging Senators to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) (7/13/17)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R.2418) (7/27/17)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Pay Equity for All Act (H.R.2418) and the Fair Pay Act (H.R.2095)(9/28/17)

Letter to Senate urging a full hearing and thorough questioning of Janet Dhillon for EEOC Chair (9/7/17)

Letter to Senate opposing Graham-Cassidy health care plan (9/25/17)

Letter to House supporting amendment preserving funding for the EEO-1 (9/7/2017)

AAUW Letter Opposing the Health Care Freedom Act (7/28/2017)

Letter to House opposing amendment defunding the EEO-1 (7/13/2017)

Letter to Senate opposing Department of Labor Budget (6/23/17)

Letter to Congress Urging Co-Sponsorship of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 1101/H.R. 2417) (5/31/2017)

Letter to House Urging Support for Pay Equity for All Act (5/24/2017)

Statement on Women’s Empowerment and the President’s FY 2018 Budget (5/23/2017)

Letter to President Donald Trump Urging Agenda Commitment to Women’s Rights (5/17/2017)

Letter to Congress Opposing the Working Families Flexibility Act (4/25/17)

AAUW Letter to the House of Representatives Opposing the Working Families Flexibility Act (4/25/17)

Letter to Congress Opposing Women’s Health Riders in FY17 Continuing Resolution (4/19/17)

Letter to OMB opposing the reopening review of the EEO-1 (4/12/17)

AAUW Letter to Senate urging support for the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819) and oppose the Workplace Advancement Act (S. 345) (4/6/17)

AAUW Letter to House of Representative urging co-sponsorship of the Paycheck Fairness Act and Fair Pay Act (3/30/2017)

Letter to Senate urging opposition to the Workplace Advancement Act (S.345) (3/30/17)

AAUW Letter to Senate to reject the president’s FY18 budget proposal and support investments in non-defense discretionary (NDD) spending (3/23/17)

Letter to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission supporting proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful harassment (3/21/2017)

Letter to the House Opposing the American Health Care Act (3/21/17)

Letter to Senate urging thorough review of the record for Acosta Labor Secretary Hearing (3/10/17)

Letter to House opposing H.R. 985 Fairness in Class Action Litigation (3/7/2017)

Letter to Congress supporting the Affordable Care Act and its Protections for Women (3/6/17)

AAUW Letter to House of Representatives opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) regardless of replacement (3/2/2017)

Letter to President Trump Urging Action on Priority Issues for the Women’s Community (3/2/17)

AAUW Letter to House of Representatives urging cosponsorhip of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (2/9/2017)

Letter to House in Opposition to repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (1/31/17)

Letter to Senate in Opposition to repealing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (1/31/17)

Letter to Senate urging time for questions at Puzder Labor Secretary Hearing (1/25/17)

Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Immediate Replacement Plan in case of Affordable Care Act Repeal (1/20/2017)

Comments

AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor Supporting Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule (7/19/17)

Comments to OMB on revising the Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (4/28/17)

AAUW Comments to the Department of Labor in Opposition to Delaying Implementation of the Fiduciary Rule (3/17/17)

Comments to Office of Management and Budget on Executive Order “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” (1/30/2017)

 

Education & Title IX

Letters and Testimony

Coalition Letter to Department of Education Demanding Emergency Funds be Available to All Students According to Need and Regardless of Immigration Status (4/29/20)

Coalition Letter to Congress Calling for Additional Financial Support for State Higher Education Budgets (4/27/20)

Coalition Letter to Universities Urging the Continuation of Title IX Proceedings During the Public Health Crisis (3/31/20)

Coalition Letter to Department of Education and OMB Requesting the Suspension of the Rulemaking Process for the Proposed Regulations Implementing Title IX (3/25/20)

Civil Rights Principles for Safe, Healthy, and Inclusive School Climates (9/4/19)

Letter to House Education and Labor Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Urging the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) to Ensure Safe and Inclusive Campus Climates (8/26/19)

Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Urging Inclusion of the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) on Campus Sexual Violence Act (H.R. 3381) in the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) (8/19/19)

AAUW Letter to Congress Urging Members to Cosponsor the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2019 (6/27/19)

Letter to Congress Urging Members to Cosponsor the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2019 (6/27/19)

AAUW Letter Urging Senators to Become Original Cosponsors of the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2019 (6/20/19)

Letter to House Appropriations Committee Expressing Opposition to the Reauthorization or Continued Funding of the D.C. Private School Voucher Program (6/10/19)

Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees Financial Services and General Government Subcommittees Opposing the Reauthorization or Continued Funding of the D.C. Private School Voucher Program (4/18/19)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Building Blocks of STEM Act (H.R. 1665) (4/4/19)

Letter to Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Opposing Reauthorization of the D.C. Private School Voucher Program (2/25/19)

Letter from Education and Advocacy Organizations to Departments of Education and Justice Opposing the Rescission of Joint School Discipline Guidance Package (1/24/19)

Letter to Department of Education Reiterating the Request for an Extension of the Comment Period for theTitle IX Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (1/23/19)

Letter to Departments of Education and Justice Opposing the Rescission of Joint School Discipline Guidance Package (1/10/19)

Comments

AAUW Comments to Department of Education Opposing Proposed Regulatory Changes Regarding Title IX (1/30/19)

AAUW Member and Supporter Comments to Department of Education Opposing Proposed Regulatory Changes Regarding Title IX (1/30/19)

National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education Comments to Department of Education Opposing Proposed Regulatory Changes Regarding Title IX (1/30/19)

Comments to Department of Education Opposing Proposed Regulatory Changes Regarding Title IX (1/30/19)

Letters and Testimony

Letter to Department of Education Expressing Concerns about Dismissal of Transgender Student Complaints (2/28/18)

AAUW Letter to Kenneth Marcus at the Department of Education Opposing Rescission of School Discipline Guidance (12/19/18)

Letter to the Department of Education Requesting Extension of the Title IX Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Comment Period (11/26/18)

Guidance Memo to Protect the Rights of Immigrant Students and Their Families (10/9/18)

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees Opposing the Aderholt Amendment to the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2019 (8/20/18)

Letter to Senate Urging Opposition to the Funding of the District of Columbia Private School Voucher Program in the Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill (7/23/18)

Letter to Department of Education Requesting Correction of Information Contained in the 2017 Dear Colleague Letter Pursuant to the Information Quality Act (6/27/18)

Letter to Assistant Secretary Ken Marcus Urging Enforcement of Key Civil Rights Laws and an Education Free from Discrimination (6/27/18)

Letter to Congress Urging Cosponsorship of the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2018 (S. 3110/H.R. 6184) (6/26/18)

Letter to Congress Urging Legislators to Protect Pell Grants in the Fiscal Year 2019 Spending Bill (6/25/18)

Letter to the House
AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2018 (6/21/18)

Letter to Senate
AAUW Letter Urging Senators to Cosponsor the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2018 (6/21/18)

Letter to Congress Opposing the PROSPER Act’s Attacks on Program Integrity (6/7/18)

Letter to Secretary DeVos Urging Clarification and Enforcement of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Plyler v. Doe and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (5/29/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Senators to Consider the Needs of Women and Students who Face Barriers to Success during Higher Education Act Reauthorization (5/24/18)

Letter to House Rules Committee Opposing Inclusion of a School Voucher Program in the National Defense Authorization Act (5/17/18)

AAUW Letter Recognizing the 64th Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education and Urging Representatives to Oppose All Voucher Schemes (5/17/18)

Letter to Senate
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Committee on Appropriations Opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s Proposal to Consolidate the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) into a new office of Postsecondary and Lifelong Learning (4/19/18)

Letter to the House
Committee on Education and the Workforce and Committee on Appropriations Opposing the U.S. Department of Education’s Proposal to Consolidate the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) into a new office of Postsecondary and Lifelong Learning (4/19/18)

Letter Regarding Civil Rights Principles for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (4/26/18)

AAUW Letter urging Senators to oppose the confirmation of Kenneth Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education (4/18/2018)

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees Expressing Thanks for the Largest Ever Increase in Funding for the Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) Program in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Funding Bill (3/26/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Senators to Cosponsor the STEM Opportunities Act of 2017 (S. 1270) (3/15/18)

Letter to Senate Armed Services and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committees opposing the Military Education Savings Account Act of 2018 (3/15/2018)

Letter to House Armed Services and Education and Workforce Committees opposing the Military Education Savings Account Act of 2018 (3/15/2018)

Letter to Secretary DeVos Supporting the 2014 Joint School Discipline Guidance Package (3/22/18)

Letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committees Supporting Increased Funding for the Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS) Program (2/26/18)

Letter to House Opposing Rollbacks of Student and Consumer Protections in the PROSPER Act (2/23/18)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Cosponsor the Public Funds for Public Schools Act (H.R. 4269)
(03/08/18)
Letter to Senate Supporting Protection and Expansion of the Campus Voter Registration Provision in the Higher Education Act (2/23/18)

Letter to House and Senate Appropriators Urging Them to Protect Pell Grants in the Fiscal Year 2018 Spending Bill (2/22/18)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to vote yes on the Building Blocks of STEM Act (H.R. 3397) (2/6/2018)

Letter to Senate Opposing the Nomination of Kenneth Marcus to lead the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (2/7/18)

Letter to House Leadership Urging Prioritization of College Affordability and Access in the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (2/5/18)

Letter to Senate Opposing Confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education (1/11/18)

Letter to the Department of Education opposing the DC voucher program and urging additional data collection to evaluate its effectiveness (1/26/18)

Letter to the Department of Education urging additional data collection in order to evaluate the DC voucher program (1/26/18)

AAUW Letter urging Senators to oppose the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education (1/10/2018)

Letter to House Education and Workforce Committee Supporting the Protection of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program in the Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill (12/12/2017)

Letter to House Education and Workforce Committee Supporting the Voter Registration Provision in the Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bill (12/11/17)

AAUW Letter Urging Representatives to Oppose the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508) (12/12/2017)

Letter Opposing Provisions in Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity Through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508) Allowing Religion to Be Used to Discriminate (12/12/2017)

Letter to Congress Urging them to Raise the Budget Caps to Ensure Adequate Funding for Education (11/28/17)

Letter to Department of Education opposing Proposed Priority 1 of the Secretary’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities for Discretionary Grant Programs (11/13/2017)

AAUW Letter urging Senators to cosponsor the STEM Opportunities Act of 2017 (S.1270) (7/20/17)

AAUW letter urging Senators to cosponsor the Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2017 (S.1421) (10/5/17)

AAUW letter urging Representatives to cosponsor the Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) of 2017 (H.R.3828) (10/12/17)

Letter to Secretary DeVos opposing gutting protections for students and taxpayers in regulatory reform (9/20/17)

Letter to Secretary DeVos urging Department of Education not to undermine civil rights (9/20/17)

Letter to Secretary DeVos In Response to Department of Education Request for Regulatory Review (9/20/17)

Letter to Secretary DeVos expressing concerns about the impact of student loan servicing and debt collection changes and undermined regulations on Black and Latino borrowers (9/19/17)

Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee urging protection of Pell Grants (9/5/17)

Letter to Congress urging them to continue the annual indexation of Pell Grants to inflation (7/25/17)

Letter to Assistant Secretary Candice Jackson demanding she reject rape myths and meet with survivors (7/20/17)

Letter to State Title IX Coordinators supporting equal educational opportunities for transgender students (7/18/17)

Letter to House Appropriations Committee Opposing FY 2018 cuts to Pell Grants (7/18/2017)

Letter to Secretary DeVos supporting existing Title IX regulations and guidance (7/13/2017)

Letter to Secretary DeVos opposing delay, dismantling, or weakening of gainful employment and borrower defense regulations (7/12/17)

Letter to House of Representatives expressing concerns with Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R.2353) (6/22/2017)

Letter to House Committee on Education and the Workforce urging support for the Bonamici/Polis Amendment to Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (5/16/2017)

AAUW Letter to House Committee on Education and the Workforce expressing concerns with Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (5/16/2017)

Letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Urging Appointment of an Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (4/24/17)

Letter to Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray Urging Senate Vetting of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (4/24/17)

Letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Urging Response to Meeting Request from Title IX Advocates (4/17/17)

Letter in Support of Protecting the Federal Student Loan Program and Strengthening Pell Grants (4/4/17)

Letter to Congress Supporting Student Aid Accountability Provisions (3/22/17)

Letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee opposing Reauthorization of D.C. Voucher Program (3/7/2017)

Letter to the Department of Education Supporting the Civil Rights Data Collection (2/28/17)

Letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with Recommendations Regarding Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Agency’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (2/27/2017)

Letter to Congressional Leadership Supporting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Student Debt Work (2/13/2017)

AAUW Letter to House of Representatives Opposing Private School Voucher Schemes (2/2/2017)

AAUW Letter to the Senate opposing the nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education (1/31/2017)

Letter Opposing Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education (1/30/2017)

Letter to House and Senate CTE Caucus Chairs Supporting Perkins Act Reauthorization (1/26/2017)

AAUW Letter to the Senate Expressing Concerns Around nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education (1/10/2017)

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership on then-Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Questions (1/9/2017)

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership on then-Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos Positions on Sex Discrimination and harassment in Schools (1/9/2017)

Comments

Letter to Secretary DeVos Opposing the Department of Education’s Proposal to Eliminate the Existing Gainful Employment Rule (9/13/18)

Letter to Secretary DeVos Opposing the Department of Education’s Proposal to Rescind the 2014 Gainful Employment Regulations (9/13/18)

Comments To Secretary DeVos Expressing Strong Concerns with the Department of Education’s Proposed Rule for Borrower Defenses Against Repayment (8/30/18)

Comments To Secretary DeVos Expressing Concerns with the U.S. Department of Education’s Proposed Borrower Defense Rule (8/30/18)

AAUW Comments on Education Regulatory Review (9/20/2017)