National Public Policy

AAUW encourages members to TAKE ACTION on issues of importance. The national website has links to research, position papers, advocacy campaigns, and other tools that allow members simple ways of making a positive difference.

AAUW’s advocacy work builds upon a century of responsible public participation at the local, state, national, and international levels. The member-endorsed Public Policy Program illuminates and advances AAUW’s mission of promoting equity and education for all women and girls. AAUW conducts comprehensive advocacy to pursue its public policy priorities, developing and implementing coordinated legislative and grassroots strategies to break through educational and economic barriers so all women have a fair chance.

The AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department – with input from the member leaders of the AAUW Public Policy Committee – implements the public policy program. But it is AAUW member advocates across the country who speak their minds on AAUW issues that truly advance AAUW’s mission.

One of these tools, is the Two-Minute Activist which allows you to quickly locate and send a message to your elected officials.

You can also join the AAUW Action Network. Make your voice heard in just minutes. Subscribe to Action Network to receive urgent e-mail notices to contact your members of Congress, find detailed information on legislation currently under consideration, and write letters to the editor of your local paper.

Click AAUW Advocacy Tools to learn how you can get involved on national issues.