AAUW Public Policy Priorities

Broadly speaking, workplace and economic equity and education are the most discussed issues in the AAUW world.

Prioroties in education include:

  • Gender bias in schools
  • The STEM gap
  • Sexual misconduct in schools
  • Title IX
  • Higher education and other career pathways
  • Women and student debt

Priorities in workplace and economic security include:

  • The gender pay gap
  • The gendered workforce
  • Workplace sexual harassment
  • The motherhood penalty
  • Women and retirement
  • The future of work

What is a call to action? It’s a statement designed to get an immediate response from the person reading or hearing it.

Which of the above issues speak to you? Pick one and take action!

Actions you can take:

  1. Sign up for the 2 minute activist, which allows you to send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more. Sign up here.
  2. Write a letter to the editor
  3. Post about the issue on social media
  4. Visit the local office of your legislator to discuss your concerns.
  5. Volunteer for a phone or text bank
  6. Have a conversation with friends and family about issues important to you