Advocacy and Public Policy

AAUW members 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 economic and educational barriers so all women and girls have a fair chance; and moves us closer to true economic and educational equity for all.


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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 gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. 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