Our public policy work is in support of AAUW’s mission:  To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. See AAUW PA website for more information about their Public Policy Priorities.

Paycheck Fairness Act – AAUW supports the legislation to eliminate discrimination based on gender – Click here
Raise the Wage Act – AAUW works to encourage the legislature to raise wages – Click here
Equal Pay for Women – AAUW is forming a coalition with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence to advocate for equal pay legislation in Pennsylvania. Click here
Fair Districts PA – AAUW supports the creation of PA fair district boundaries in PA – Click here
The need to reform PA State House of Representative Rules – Click here

Voting and Election Reform – AAUW supports the League of Women’s VotersClick here
The Women’s Wave – AAUW supports Women’s Rallys – Click Here
PA Schools Work – AAUW Joins the PA Schools Work Coalition  –  Click here
Sexual Harassment on Women’s Careers – AAUW acknowledges the impact – Click here
Equal Rights Amendment  – AAUW supports the Equal Rights Amendment Click here

AAUW members attend the “Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women and Children” rally held at the Capitol Rotunda in November 2019. Chris Zuzack and Joan Krell from the League of Women Voters at East Pennsboro High School manning a voter registration event for high school seniors for the 2020 elections.


AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to empower women and girls. With the member-voted Public Policy Priorities as our guide, AAUW uses lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women. Click here to read more about the AAUW positions and advocacy efforts on major issues.

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