AAUW California encourages its members to become involved in every level of the political process. We actively support legislation on educational equity and diversity in public schools, pay equity, reproductive choice, child care, school-based health care, civil rights, and responsible funding for public education that will improve the lives of women and their families.
Advocacy activities include the work on priority legislative items by our Sacramento-based advocate, Shannon Smith-Crowley; legislative Action Alerts sent to members; branch and InterBranch Council programs on the topics addressed in our legislative agenda; branch activities to highlight special events, such as Equal Pay Day; activities related to local and statewide elections; and branch efforts to build rapport with the local offices of our legislators and elected officials.
AAUW CA participates in two main coalitions:
- There are over 50 organizations that are part of the CCRF coalition. They support advocacy and political issues relating to sexual and reproductive health rights and justice for women and girls.
- Stronger California has over two dozen member organizations and supports the California Women’s Economic Agenda, which is based on the following four pillars:
Pillar One – Fair Pay and Job Opportunities
Pillar Two – Access to Childcare
Pillar Three – Family Friendly Workplace