AAUW’s Position on Women and Girls in STEM

AAUW supports promoting and strengthening science, technology, engineering, and math education, especially for girls and other underrepresented populations. Read more »

Recommendations for Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization

AAUW wrote to the House of Representatives with recommendations for reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act. Read more »

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz: Using Her Powers for Good

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yyoUg75-f4] AAUW’s director of public policy and government relations talks about how some lobbyists, including herself, use their powers for good. AAUW works to advance equity for women and girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 05, 2010

AAUW’s Position on No Child Left Behind

Until the federal government fulfills its promises and obligations under No Child Left Behind, there will continue to be large gaps between a workable implementation of the law and the realization of its laudable goals. Read more »

AAUW’s Position on Charter Schools

AAUW believes all publicly funded schools must be accountable to the public for academic achievement, health and safety standards, and the civil rights of all students. Read more »

Recommendations on Improving the Higher Education Act

In 2009, AAUW issued recommendations for improving the Higher Education Act. Read more »

The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   4 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

Women’s Events Help RNC Get Back on Track

Okay, so the first thing I need to say is this: I am writing this blog from the Xcel Energy Center press area. Yep, your intrepid Public Policy Director managed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 03, 2008

Equalitea, Trains, and Teddy Kennedy

The rest of Monday, the first official day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, sped by. After a brief visit to the Seniors Caucus in the early afternoon — women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008