MISSION STATEMENT | AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
VISION STATEMENT | AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
DIVERSITY STATEMENT | In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
AAUW has been named a 4-Star Charity three years in a row by Charity Navigator–America’s largest and most used rating agency. Only 10% of charities evaluated are awarded this rating. This means AAUW efficiently applies our generous donations to efforts that achieve our mission—advancing equity for women and girls.
Make Your Voice Heard on Fair Education Funding, PA State Standards, Charter Schools, and Cyber Charters
Yes, education is very much on the agendas of our PA Senate and House legislators. It is very much on the minds of members of our local communities, from school superintendents to teachers, property owners, and all taxpayers. It is, along with economic sufficiency, an AAUW-PA public policy priority issue – and now we’re taking this issue to the Capitol.
To give AAUW-PA increased visibility in the statehouse and give YOU an opportunity to make your voice heard on education issues, we have planned a Lobby Day for each AAUW-PA district.
Public Policy Co-chairs Toni Hoffman and Susan McNamara will welcome
- East District members to the State Capitol on Monday, April 20;
- Central District on Tuesday, April 21; and
- West District on Wednesday, April 22.
RSVP today for the Lobby Days!
Education has been the subject of branch programs, events, and study groups this year. And now, our Lobby Days provide an opportunity for the AAUW-PA powerhouse of 40 branches to have its members’ voices heard on the issue which Governor Wolf has made a centerpiece of his budget plan.
April is a very active legislative time on education issues and budgets, so this is the perfect time for us to be at the Capitol. Bills on cyber charters have already been drafted in both the House and the Senate. You may also want to discuss other issues critical to the well-being of women and girls, including pay equity, a living wage, and the necessity of Pre-K funding and affordable child care.
The schedule for each Lobby Day (April 20, 21, and 22) is the same:
1-1:20 p.m.: AAUW members meet for welcome and handouts in the Capitol Building, Room 14 E East Wing (behind the escalator, in the back hallway)
1:30 -4 p.m.: Members meet with their Senators and Representatives, followed by optional debriefing in Room 14 E. Legislative contact information to schedule your appointments with senators and representatives beginning at 1:30 p.m. is available at www.legis.state.pa.us.
4 p.m.: Head home after a successful and empowering day!
Not sure which AAUW-PA district you are in? Look it up on our map!
Once we have received your RSVP, we will send you an immediate confirmation, followed by a later e-mail with attachments and a packet of informational materials. Your branch president and/or public policy officer will also receive a set of these materials.
Please RSVP today – we look forward to seeing you in Harrisburg