Advocacy

Follow AAUW WA progress in promoting the Lobby Day Agenda in the Washington State Legislature.  Sign up for Legislative Updates here:

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BECOME AN AAUW ACTIVIST!

Lobby Day in Washington State is not until January 2024, but AAUW members have resources to be involved in policy issues all year long through the AAUW TAKE ACTION website.  https://www.aauw.org/act/

Whether it’s learning about national issues pertaining to equity that AAUW is following, such as Title IX, the Paycheck Fairness Act, or discovering the pay gap in Washington State, you’ll find the information there.  Take a deep dive into the substance of an issue, or review AAUW’s policy priorities.  And you can have your say as well by signing up for the Two Minute Activist; the AAUW policy newsletter or text AAUW to 21333 for text alerts!  You can also contribute by donating to the Action Fund which supports all AAUW’s advocacy efforts on behalf of equity for women and girls.

Two Minute Activist
Have you signed up for AAUW’s Two Minute Activist notices? Did you know that it sometimes has state lobby campaigns and local activism? Sign up today to make a difference!

The Crisis in Local News and Democracy

“The Decline of Local News and its Impact on Democracy” from the League of Women Voters in WA.  This report has implications for all of us, especially AAUW in its work in the community and advocacy. It’s long but very reader friendly!  Check it out at this link:   The Decline of Local News and Its Impact on Democracy

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AAUW RESPONSE ON ABORTION ISSUE

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The decision overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutionally protected right nearly 50 years ago and ignores the will of the American people, 80% of whom support legal abortion.

AAUW believes everyone has the right to make decisions about their own reproductive lives without government interference. Abortion access is vital to women’s ability to control their lives, bodies and futures. Without reproductive freedom, there can be no equity.  For more see http://aauw.org

CAMPAIGN FOR EQUALITY

AAUW joins with other organizations to counter trends toward inequality in the U.S.  We demand our legislators:

***Pass Voting legislation to guarantee access to the ballot box for all

***Confirm and publish the Equal Rights Amendment:  it has been ratified by Congress and 38 states.  It’s time to publish it as the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

***Restore reproductive freedom for women and those who can become pregnant

https://wa-online.aauw.net/advocacy/