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2017–2018 (115th Congress)

Legal Briefs

Jane Doe v United States (04/23/2018)

Letters and Testimony

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

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)

2015–2016 (114th Congress)

Letters and TestimonyLetter to House of Representatives to oppose the Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act (H.R.5587) (9/13/16)

Letter to the U.S. Department of Education Ensure the Every Student Succeeds Act Includes Underserved Groups (3/4/2016)

Letter Urging Congress to Co-sponsor Women and Minorities in STEM Booster Act of 2016 (3/3/2016)

Letter to U.S. Department of Education on Disproportionality in Special Education (5/16/2016)

AAUW Letter to House Calling for Co-Sponsors for Child Care Access Means Parents in School Reauthorization Act (H.R. 4681) (5/26/2016)

Letter to House Opposing Reauthorization of D.C. School Voucher Program (6/22/2016)

Letter to Congressional Leadership Opposing Any Appropriation Riders That Delay or Block Dept. of Education Gainful Employment Regulation (6/21/2016)

Letter to Senate HELP Committee Leadership Urging Prioritization of Student Advancement in Higher Education Act Reauthorization (6/21/2016)

Letter to U.S. Department of Education Urging Decrease Proposed N-Size Threshold in ESSA Regulations (7/13/2016)

AAUW Letter to House Calling for Cosponsors for Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2016 (7/14/2016)

Letter to Education Secretary John B. King, Jr. on Accountability and State Plan Requirements in ESSA (8/1/2016)

Letter to Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Leadership Opposing Private School Vouchers in the Native American Education Opportunity Act (9/6/2016)

Letter to Senate and House Appropriation Committee Chairs Opposing Any Attempts to Raid Pell Grant Funding (10/21/2016)

Letter to Education Secretary John B. King, Jr on Supplement Not Supplant Regulations (11/7/2016)

Letter to Local and State Educational Agencies and Policymakers to Address Use of Corporal Punishment in Schools (11/21/2016)

Letter to the Hon. Robert Scott on Education and the Workforce on HEA Reauthorization (6/12/2015)

Letter to the House Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Ways and Means on Welfare Reform (7/29/2015)

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Campus Sexual Violence (7/28/215)

AAUW Letter on House Consideration of Student Success Act (HR5) and Amendments (2/26/2015)

Letter to Congress Supporting STEM Bills (2/24/2015)

Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (1/16/2015)

Coalition Letter to the Senate on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (1/11/2015)

Comments

Comments to U.S. Department of Education on Proposed Student Borrower Regulations (8/1/2016)

2013–2014 (113th Congress)

Letters and TestimonyTestimony of Dr. Catherine Hill for House “Training the Trainers” hearing (11/15/2013)

Letters to Congress regarding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (2/17/2013)

Comments

Comments to Department of Commerce Opposing Elimination of Questions in the American Community Survey (12/30/2014)

Comments to Department of Education on DC Vouchers (2/22/2013)

Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Financial Instruments (3/18/2013)

Comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Private Loans (4/8/2013)