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In spring 2019 AAUW members will be asked to vote on amendments to the Public Policy Priorities, in addition to electing members to the national Board of Directors. While no amendments to the AAUW bylaws have been proposed by Governance Committee of AAUW Board of Directors for the 2019 vote, all members have the right to propose their own amendments to the bylaws, propose resolutions, and to comment on or suggest changes to the Public Policy Priorities on this site.

Comment Period Open for AAUW Election

Every two years, AAUW members vote on revisions to our public policy priorities.

The Public Policy Priorities establishes our organization’s federal action priorities, as well as guidelines for state and local action. The AAUW Public Policy Committee (APPC) has recommended changes to the Public Policy Priorities.

Through January 11, 2019, you can comment in support of these updates or suggest changes to the Public Policy Priorities that you’d like to see on the ballot in the AAUW national election in the spring. You can also propose revisions to the ballot in the AAUW national election next spring or to the AAUW bylaws.

Find all the information you need to comment on proposed Public Policy Priorities changes or propose your own changes and resolutions. Proposed amendments can be submitted until January 11, 2019, at 6:00 pm ET.

Comments will be accepted until March 31, 2019, at 6:00 pm ET.

Also, there’s still time — until November 30 — to submit an application to serve on the board of directors.



2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote Results

We had a great turnout this year with over 17 percent of eligible members participating in the vote, more than three times the 5 percent required by our bylaws.

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AAUW 10th Annual Art Contest

Every year AAUW members cast their vote on the final candidates to be featured in the spring collection of note cards.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

Visit the 2018 Gallery

See Past Winners since 2009!


You’re Going to Be Hearing about These Fearless Campus Leaders

Members of the 2017-18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Every year AAUW selects 10 college student leaders committed to gender equity to serve on the national Student Advisory Council (SAC). These students advise AAUW on the needs of college students, take on campus activism projects and community outreach to AAUW student organizations, and gain valuable résumé-building experience. Participants also serve as peer mentors for other aspiring student leaders during AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

Who are these remarkable feminist student leaders? This year’s SAC members are LGBT rights leaders, engineers, student government presidents, first-generation college students, and more.

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AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm

AAUW members from Minnesota met with Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). Copyright David Hathcox for AAUW.

It was a hot June day in 1989 when hundreds of AAUW members braved the heat and flooded the halls of Capitol Hill. They were there to tell members of Congress why the United States needed a paid family leave program. 28 years later, we’re at it again! Read more.


Learn more about AAUW’s Fellowships and Grants!

2014-2015 AAUW International Fellow Petreena Campbell pursued her Ph.D. in Pharmacology.

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars, and change makers. Learn More!


Stay Up To Date With AAUW’s NEW Advocacy Tool

Join Two-Minute Activist Mobile today!

Are you ready to take your advocacy to the next level? Opt in to AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist Mobile. This exciting new tool will allow AAUW to send more timely and targeted communication straight to your cell phone via text message. That means we can provide you with more strategic opportunities to take action when your advocacy can make the difference. Sign up online or text the word “AAUW” to phone number 21333 now to join.


Give a Grad a Gift

Do you know any new college graduates? What better gift can you give than a FREE one-year AAUW membership! As an AAUW member you have the power to gift ANY number of free one-year AAUW memberships to recent college graduates. Give one, give 100, or give 1,000! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.  Read more.


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