Advocacy and Public Policy

Issue advocacy isn’t just about AAUW lending its name to an issue, or speaking up on Capitol Hill. Issue advocacy is about AAUW members and all citizens concerned with equity being knowledgeable and aware of the current status of important issues. AAUW’s federal policy agenda builds upon more than a century of advocacy by AAUW members at the local, state, national and international levels. Our agenda strives to break through barriers so all women and girls have a fair chance; and moves us closer to true economic and educational equity for all.

Resources
Jefferson County Board of Education

2013-15 Our Public Policy Principles for Action

2013-15 Our Biennial Action Priorities

Colorado AAUW Advocacy Page

National AAUW Advocacy Page

Empower Student Leaders in Your State: Here’s How

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: The 2013 Edition

Speak Up for the Health Care That You Deserve

Success Stories from Some AAUW Lobby Stars in Colorado

What’s At Stake in the Supreme Court this Term?

Women’s Lobby of Colorado

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Use of Name
AAUW members are urged to support local, state and national measures that implement AAUW priorities. Members may choose not to support such measures, but they may not use the name of AAUW in public opposition to those measures. As individuals, AAUW members are encouraged to be active in the political and legislative process. Branch president has a copy of USE OF NAME for members to review.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. In principle and practice AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. For more information about AAUW, please visit www.aauw.org.