AAUW Public Policy Program
The entire public policy process is thorough, transparent and inclusive and is composed of 4 inter-related components:
- Our national organization, on a regular basis, conducts research into the educational and socio-economic status of women and girls in the United States.
- Based on this research, it is able to frame policy priorities that will promote gender equity.
- Through its powerful Public Policy and Government Relations Department, it is able to pursue legislative strategies that can transform priorities into bills and renewed acts.
- At the local level, we are kept abreast of the progress of the bill and are provided timely opportunities to write letters and send petitions to our elected officials urging them to act in favor of bills and acts that support gender equity.
A unique feature of our Public Policy Program is the Two-Minute Activist. Easy to use, this mechanism gives us the latest legislative updates and carries our voices to members of the Congress. For the Two-Minute Activist select Public Policy/Two-Minute Activist.