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Public Policy

AAUW-Florida 2023-24 Public Policy Forums

 

This program year, AAUW-FL Public Policy Committee is hosting a series of public policy issue forums to address “important issues facing Florida from a nonpartisan but equity-focused viewpoint.” The series will be online via Zoom and each session will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (ET). All AAUW members and guests are welcome.

 

The first session, held in September, focused on reproductive rights; a video of that session is on State's Vimeo channel (https://aauw-fl.aauw.net and click on AAUW Florida Videos under Find it Fast on the right-hand navigation bar.). Future sessions will consider dress codes in schools, gender studies and DEI initiatives at colleges, and public education and book bans, among other topics. Click HERE for the full schedule and links to register.

 

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.

AAUW…

 

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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