Public Policy and Advocacy

Our AAUW-WA Mission: To provide leadership and training to invigorate and inform local branches and affiliates, and to advocate as one voice to achieve our national mission and state objectives. We support the AAUW mission which is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. AAUW and AAUW-WA believe that democratic participation in governance and equal rights, benefits, and opportunities in all institutions of society—economic, social, educational, health, and political—are fundamental to women’s empowerment and public well-being. Click to read all about our principles and priorities…

READ/FOLLOW OUR WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE UPDATES for the latest news on legislative actions that impact AAUW advocacy issues.

WOMEN’S HEALTH ADVOCACY – Fall 2021 webinars – click for details…


Primary elections August 2021, final elections November. Important to AAUW are the school board elections – 2021 have 89 school district positions being decided in 2021. AAUW Washington State advises to pay close attention to school district issues:

  • Schools are the foundation of government involvement.
  • The quality of schools determines the quality of neighborhoods.
  • How school boards react to emergencies — like the pandemic — is crucial.
  • School boards control (a lot of) the tax dollars.

It’s up to us to evaluate school board candidates. Read more about AAUW guide to school board elections…

[Note: List above from Kidsburgh organization]

Check out our advocacy activities including Lobby Day in Olympia…

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