Public Policy

The Public Policy Program underscores AAUW’s mission of promoting equity and education for all women and girls. The work of AAUW builds upon a century of responsible public participation at the local, state, national, and international levels.

    • To support a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity, AAUW advocates:
    • Adequate and equitable funding for quality public education for all students
    • Opposition to the use of public funds for non public elementary and secondary education
    • Vigorous enforcement of Title IX
    • Programs that meet the needs of girls in elementary and secondary education
    • To achieve economic self-sufficiency for all women, AAUW advocates:
    • Equitable access and advancement in employment
    • Vigorous enforcement of employment anti-discrimination statutes
    • Access to quality, affordable dependent care
    • Programs that provide women with education, training, and support for success in the work force
    • To guarantee equality and individual rights for a diverse society, AAUW advocates:
    • Vigorous defense and expansion of civil and constitutional rights
    • Choice in the determination of one’s reproductive life
    • Freedom from violence and fear in home, schools, workplaces, and communities
    • Expansion of women’s health rights
    • Support for United Nations programs that address human rights and women’s and girls’ concerns

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Federal Level!

Barack H. Obama
U.S. President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500

Barbara Boxer
U.S. Senate
Local Office:
312 N. Spring St. #1748
Los Angeles CA 90012
213/894-5012 fax

Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senate
Local Office:
11111 Santa Monica Blvd. #915
Los Angeles CA 90025

Jane Harman
U.S. House of Representatives
36th District
Local Office:
544 N. Avalon Blvd, Suite 307
Wilmington, CA 90744
310/549-8250 fax

U.S. Supreme Court

State Level!

Governor Jerry Brown
State Capitol Building
Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633

Senator Jenny Oropeza
28th District
Local Office:
2512 Artesia Blvd. #200
Redondo Beach CA 90278
310/318-6733 fax

Assemblyman Ted Lieu
53rd District
Local Office:
1700 E Walnut Avenue Suite 601
El Segundo CA 90245

Local Level!

Mayor Frank Scotto (Torrance)
3031 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance CA 90503

Mayor Mike Gin (Redondo Beach)
310/372-1171 x2260
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach CA  90277