Political Versus Partisan
AAUW is a nonpartisan organization with a long history of creating social change through public policy efforts. Because this work is often undertaken within the political arena there is sometimes confusion about AAUW’s political work versus our nonpartisan stance. Political work can be characterized as taking policy positions and working toward a common goal — as represented in AAUW’s member-adopted Public Policy Program. Being political is a way to influence legislation and regulation through government or public affairs, while partisan activities maintain a firm adherence to a party, faction, or person. We have established our priorities, and we will hold every elected official accountable, independent of party affiliation.
AAUW Morgan Hill advances equity through an active program of local advocacy.
- Voter registration drives
- Voter education forums
- “Equal Pay Day” presentations at schools
- Branch programs to inform members and the community