Advocacy

2-MINUTE ACTIVIST

AAUW reviews all proposed legislation that could impact women and determines if we should support or oppose the legislation.  Then once the bill is up for a vote, a link is emailed to all those signed up for the 2-Minute Activist.  The link connects to the appropriate legislators to voice support or opposition.  Take advocacy to the next level and sign up.

PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

The Healdsburg AAUW Public Policy Committee is made up of members who passionately support our mission and want to volunteer their time to address issues such as the gender pay gap, getting out the vote, Title IX and women and girls in STEM as well as leadership roles.  We meet on an ad hoc basis to coordinate our activities and put on events such as Unhappy Hour on Equal Pay Day, speakers form organizations like the Women’s History Alliance and the Centennial Celebration for Women’s Suffrage.

Governor Signs

The 2018-19 legislative session closed with Governor Newsom signing 870 bills, 12 of which will become law due to the advocacy and research supported by AAUW California.

Bill Tracking


A list of the current priority bills and the status of these bills can be found at the CapitolTrack web page.

AAUW CA Public Policy Action Priorities

Public Policy Priorities guide all AAUW CA actions that relate to public policy issues, including action on legislation. Our priorities are reviewed and revised every two years.

 

AAUW National Public Policy

AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities, adopted every 2 years by every-member vote, established federal action issues on which AAUW members across the country focus their advocacy efforts and guide the work of National Staff.

Title IX

In 2018, the Federal Department of Education issued a plan to make sweeping changes to Title IX’s regulations, which would impact students, civil rights and federal enforcement of the law.

 

Major Achievements

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, declaring “the right of citizens of the U.S. to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the U.S. or any State on account of sex.