Public Policy and Advocacy

Equity is the legal right of all women and girls.  AAUW frames and fosters factual, in-depth, objective dialogue among legislators and change makers that results in political, institutional, and legal support for women’s equity in all areas of life and work.  Learn more about the issues we work on, the activities we undertake, and how you can take action to help or checkout our video on equal pay now!

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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