Value Promise: By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Winter Board 2013
Public Policy VP Anne Pasley-Stuart assembled an informative panel, “Lessons Learned on the Luna Referenda.” AAUW Idaho opposes new legislation that would resurrect proposals voted down in the last election. Visit our Advocacy page for current legislative news.
Crossing the Line (2011) AAUW’s Research Report
Review the most comprehensive research to date on sexual harassment in grades 7-12, revealing sobering statistics about the prevalence of sexual harassment and the negative impact on students’ education.
Equity is still an issue
While education is AAUW’s primary focus, we have always spoken out about vital social, economic, and political issues. We have long influenced legislative debates on critical issues such as gender-fair education, civil rights, family and medical leave, equal pay for equal work, reproductive choice, affirmative action, welfare reform, and health care reform. We condemn all forms of discrimination.
If equity is at issue, we’re there. Lobbying legislators and taking a stand on policy issues. Raising money to fund research. Publishing groundbreaking studies. Spearheading community programs. Launching voter education campaigns. Mentoring women and girls. Working with educators to better engage girls in learning. Awarding fellowships and grants to outstanding women around the globe through AAUW Funds. Providing legal support to fight sex discrimination through the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund.
AAUW values and seeks members of every race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, and level of physical ability. Membership is now open to anyone with an associate’s degree (or equivalent), a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university. These new guidelines were voted on at the 2005 national convention.
There are six branches in Idaho that meet on a regular basis to develop programs that promote equity. Branch members are also part of the state AAUW Idaho and the national organization. In Idaho, prospective members should visit the Join page and email the membership or branch contact; others should call 1-800-326-AAUW or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Policy Advocacy
The public policy program underscores AAUW’s mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research, and speaks to women’s needs, aspirations, and concerns across the life span. The work of AAUW builds upon over a century of responsible public participation at the local, state, national, and international levels. AAUW is committed to working in partnership with diverse allies. To explore more about issue advocacy on our national website, click here. To get involved in advocacy here in Idaho, visit our Advocacy page and email Idaho’s Public Policy Vice President Anne Pasley-Stuart for information about current issues and legislation.