The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

You Didn’t Give Up on the Violence Against Women Act!

Can you believe it?! Only six weeks ago I wrote on AAUW’s blog, “Don’t Give Up on Reauthorizing VAWA.” And you didn’t! This morning, the House of Representatives passed the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 28, 2013

Prioritizing Campus Safety

This post is part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. Follow #HERvotes and @AAUW on Twitter for the latest on reauthorizing VAWA and take action with AAUW. There is a crisis […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 25, 2013
Senator Harry Reid meets with AAUW members.

How to Hold a Meeting with Your Elected Officials

Connecting with your elected officials about AAUW issues in a face-to-face meeting is a great way to develop a relationship and influence the positions they take on issues important to you. Read more »

How to Build a Phone Tree

Learn how to set up a phone tree for activating a group of people to spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people. Read more »

Hispanic child at the doctor

An AAUW Success Story: The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a shining example of what AAUW lobbying efforts can help accomplish. Passed after seven years of hard work by AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2013
President Obama delivers the 2013 State of the Union address

Taking Steps toward Fair Pay

AAUW completely agrees with President Obama’s remark in his State of the Union address — equal pay needs to happen now, not later. In 2012, AAUW found that college-educated women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 13, 2013
By Ceridwen (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.0-fr (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

Obama Administration Modifies Health Care for Women

Last week, the Obama administration proposed new regulations for determining which religiously affiliated employers and nonprofit organizations would have to provide no-cost contraceptive coverage in their insurance plans. Under the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 08, 2013

Pass the High School Sports Data Transparency Bills

Although great advances have been made in the last 40 years thanks to Title IX, the fight for women’s equality in athletics is far from over. The High School Athletics […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   February 06, 2013
Actress Mira Sorvino, photo by United Nations Photos, Flickr Creative Commons

Standing Up to Human Trafficking

Between 1861 and 1865, the United States fought a brutal war that divided the nation. By the war’s conclusion, the Union had been preserved and slavery officially ended. Yet more […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 05, 2013

State Public Policy Chair Position Description

AAUW state public policy chairs advocate for and represent AAUW’s public policy priorities to policy makers, elected and appointed officials, AAUW members, the public, and the media. Read more »