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Public Policy

AAUW’s policy work pushes for federal policies to advance gender equity. We use lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women. Around the country, AAUW activists are helping to advance legislation to protect women and ensure economic security for them and their families.



advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.


supports a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity, including vigorous enforcement of Title IX.


is committed to open and fair elections that are broadly accessible to all voters and to nonpartisan voter education efforts.


Lake/Sumter Branch addresses AAUW’s policy issues by…


registering voters through collaboration with the LWVTRI


focusing on STEM education for girls and women


participating in Lobby Days


individual members being 2-minute activists (link to page on National’s site)


During 2022-23, our Branch Public Policy Directors are creating brief monthly articles for the newsletter that focus on public policy issues. You can access these articles as well as Quick Fact sheets about each topic by clicking the links below.

There's a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.

                                                                                               Malala Yousafzai

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