Public Policy Principles and Priorities

Port Townsend branch members 2019 Lobby Day

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.

Sept. 2019 News — Referendum 88

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Washington State’s Legislative Changes – Respond to the #Me-Too Movement
Washington State remains on the forefront of history by adopting a series of bills designed to expand equal pay protections and enhance protections for employees’ subject to workplace discrimination or harassment. In Olympia spring 2018, 170 women working in the State Legislature signed a letter calling for a shift in workplace culture. The letter was addressed to Democratic and Republican leaders and was signed by a bipartisan group of current or former lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staffers. A letter prepared by the Northwest Women’s Law Center that is worth reading. Use this link:

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