Public Policy

Chair:  Arlene Sullivan

AAUW has a comprehensive legislation program which is approved biennially by the nationwide membership.  AAUW has been a forerunner in bringing important educational issues to the public, including research studies on gender equity and sexual harassment in the classroom.

AAUW reports have included Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School (2011), Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation (2012), and most recently Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing (2015).

Our branch has continued to bring these issues to the community by offering to lead discussions for groups in addition to program presentations at our regular meetings to which local education leaders and area residents have been invited.