Public Policy

The Public Policy Program of AAUW and AAUW California is member approved. This nonpartisan program provides the framework and resources that the AAUW Morgan Hill Branch uses to inform and advocate to our branch and community. For more information or to get involved, contact our Public Policy Chair.

AAUW and AAUW California State Issues

  • Pay Equity
  • Student Loans
  • Health Care
  • Violence Against Women Act
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Education
  • Women’s Health
  • Human Trafficking

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

Become a Two Minute Activist

Our members and supporters were among the millions worldwide in the #WomensMarch. We have protested the unjust treatment of people of color in this country, and we have protested the unlawful and violent invasion of the Capitol. What next? Tell your elected officials to make women’s priorities and equity for all national priorities. You do not need to be an AAUW member to signup for or utilize these lobbying resources.