AAUW National Public Policy

Take Action

Do you want to help advance gender equity and create a more economically secure world for women and girls? Get involved today!


Join us in pushing for federal policies to advance gender equity. We support strong laws to close the wage gap, provide paid sick time and parental leave, protect pregnant workers, curtail sexual harassment and more.

Want to See Action on Women’s Issues?

Take Action in Your State

Make a difference in your state. Get involved. Close the gender pay gap. Pass paid family leave. Stop sexual harassment. Support women and girls in STEM. Advance gender equality for all.

Check Out Your Statehouse


Supporters like you make a difference in statehouses across the United States. AAUW has activitists in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. who exert significant influence over policy.

Two-Minute Activist

Send emails and texts to your legislators to fight for equal pay, family leave, stopping sexual harassment, equality in education and more. Sign up to get regular alerts to be able to take timely action.

Policy Center

Pay equity. Paid family leave. Title IX. Lowering student debt. Stopping sexual harassment. Get involved. By changing policies we can improve gender equity.

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities, adopted every two years by every-member vote, establish the federal action issues on which AAUW members across the country focus their advocacy efforts and guide the work of the national staff. States and branches should also use the Public Policy Priorities to inform their advocacy efforts on state and local issues.


Advocacy Tool Kit

Make Your Voice Heard

AAUW has always stood for solutions that work for all women and families — and we do not intend to stop now. AAUW’s advocacy has made women’s voices heard from the White House to Congress to the statehouse, and your voice is needed now more than ever! That’s why AAUW has compiled a set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions.

Keep AAUW National informed of upcoming Advocacy events and activities.