Public Policy Principles and Priorities

AAUW-WA’s public policy program…

…underscores AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research, speaking to women’s needs, aspirations, and concerns across the life span.  The work of AAUW-WA builds upon over a century of responsible public participation at the local, state, national, and international levels.

View/print the approved 2016-2018 public policy principles and priorities here.

Read more about our annual Lobby Day in Olympia…

Updated News April 2018: [Note: read full text in our newsletter, Evergreen Leader…]
AAUW-WA has had considerable success in the legislature…Laws that protect employees from workplace sexual harassment have passed, as have some that safeguard some of the protections afforded to women by the Affordable Care Act. We still await final passage on an equal pay bill and have had mixed success on student loan legislation.