AAUW-WA Public Policy Description

Olympia Washington Capital BuildingAAUW of Washington is a champion of equal rights for women and girls and for quality education in Washington State.  We believe that “Education is the key to women’s economic security.

We support legislation and budgets which:

•          Implement Basic Education Reform;
•          Fund Basic Education;
•          Improve access to postsecondary education; and
•          Protect access to comprehensive reproductive health care.

We support public budgets that balance individual rights and responsibility to community, and a tax system that will provide a stable source of public funds and produce over-all equity in the distribution of tax burdens.

We support for government agencies administering programs, including adequate appropriations, effective and accountable administration, and provision for citizen participation.  We work to increase the number of underrepresented populations, including women, in policy-making and other decision-making positions, and we are committed to working in partnership with diverse allies.

How do I contact my State Legislators?  It’s easy.  Check out the details here. 

Also, Washington AAUW members may participate in an annual Lobby Day in Olympia on the last Monday in January.  Members and friends come from across the state to hear briefings from key people on the AAUW-WA legislative priorities for the year, attend  hearings in the Senate and House, and to visit with their own legislators.