Since 1881, AAUW has been breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. Today, AAUW has nearly 100,000 members and a nationwide community that includes 1,000 branches and 600 college and university partners. Together, we provide networking, advocacy, and action that contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.
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|2011-12 Missouri AAUW President Julia Triplett and Columbia Branch President Holly Burgess met with members of Congress during Lobby Day at the 2011 AAUW National Convention.|
Since AAUW’s founding our members and supporters have spoken out about policies important to women and girls. Without their voices, invaluable legislation would have never been passed. In recent years, such legislation included the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to advance our work to empower women and girls. With the member-endorsed Public Policy Program as our guide, AAUW uses lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women.
The AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department, with input from the member leaders of the AAUW Public Policy Committee, leads AAUW’s lobbying and grassroots efforts. However, AAUW member advocates across the country who give their time, energy, and voice to AAUW issues deserve the credit for truly advancing women.
Annual Celebration Dinner Program
Friday-Saturday, May 3-5, 2013
Missouri – Illinois AAUW Convention, St. Louis, MO
Thursday-Saturday, May 30-June 1, 2013
National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, U. of Maryland, College Park