Public Policy and Advocacy

AAUW-WA is a nonpartisan organization. Our AAUW-WA Public Policy Priorities are approved by our state membership. To read about our AAUW Washington State Mission, click here–>

Click to read all about our principles and priorities…

Advocacy/Voting Tools for our Branch Affiliates and members:

  • National AAUW provides research and advocacy tools – click here…
  • Washington state AAUW provides state specific Advocacy Tools include State Quick Facts on AAUW Issues, State Bill Tracking, State Legislator Scorecards on our Lobby Day bills, and nonpartisan Head-to-Head Voter Guides for state elections – click here…

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Port Townsend branch talks with legislator

LOBBY DAY — Each year, AAUW-WA hosts Lobby Day where we feature bills that we encourage members to support during the session. Bills must meet our public policy priorities and be vetted by national AAUW. Lobby Day includes guest speakers on topics related to the bills we are supporting. In 2022 we included a panel of AAUW-WA advocates who reviewed priority bills and provided talking points to members. Our members then have an opportunity to meet with their legislators during the week of Lobby Day to ask them to support our AAUW-WA Lobby Day bills. Click to learn more…

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

Actions we can take to make a difference – read more…

Public Policy is part of AAUW-WA Advocacy Programs. We host seminars on AAUW Priority Issues in Washington State.  See our 2022 Webinar Series on Economic Security. See our 2021 Women’s Health Matters Webinar Series.

Check a local AAUW branch to find out about their local advocacy programs – click here to find a branch.

Contact us at publicpolicy@aauw-wa.org