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AAUW Action Fund Congressional Voting Record
The CVR provides information about senators’ and representatives’ co-sponsorship and votes. Each legislator is scored based on their record on AAUW priorities, which were decided on the basis of the AAUW Public Policy Program. adopted by AAUW members. These priorities include equal pay, education, campus sexual assault, campaign finance, human trafficking, and reproductive rights. The CVR is distributed to every member of Congress.
TITLE 9 CHANGES – In May, 2020, the Department of Education issued a long-anticipated but extremely harmful rule designed to substantially weaken Title IX, rolling back important protections for student survivors of sexual harassment and assault. AAUW vigorously opposed this change for more than a year, but schools will have to comply beginning August 14, 2020. Now we need to work together to stop this rule from ever going into effect.
Letters to the editor (LTE) in local community papers are an especially effective communications and advocacy tool. They are a great way to educate and energize advocates, reach elected officials, and spread the word about important issues while calling for change. To assist in this call to action, we have collected resources on writing, key talking points, and background information on Title IX and the proposed rule to inform your work. Use these media outreach tools to correct and clarify facts on the matter, spur news editors to cover the issue, and urge readers to support protecting Title IX. AAUW advocates were key to the passage of Title IX and we continue to fight today to realize the full promise of the law — take action now and defend students!