Public Policy

AAUW GNB’s Public Policy Committee promotes the public policy agenda of our national, state, and local organizations. The Committee members are both pro-active and responsive to issues that affect the advancement and well-being of women and girls. Members are kept informed of matters of public concern via Washington Update, Action Alerts/The Two Minute Activist from the national organization, and e-mails from the Co-Chairs of the GNB Public Policy Committee.

The following are specific areas of interest where members take the public policy lead for the local organization:

  • AAUW National & State Liaison
  • Local Organizations Liaison
  • Collier County Public Schools Liaison

PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
At the heart of AAUW is its promotion of equity for women and girls through pro-female legislation, a strong public school system and a nurturing community.

We Support Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties including:

  • a woman’s right to make reproductive choices
  • the separation of church and state in all public institutions
  • the election/appointment of women to public offices, boards and
    commissions.

We Support a strong Public School System that:

  • welcomes diversity in its students and faculty
  • teaches and exercises tolerance
  • offers females equal opportunities in academics and athletics, including science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics
  • vigorously enforces Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to
    education
  • provides adequate and equitable funding for quality public education
    for all students, striving for quality in faculty and curriculum
  • provides for comprehensive sex education
  • requires nonpublic elementary and secondary and charter schools receiving public aid to adhere to the same civil rights and accountability standards required of other public schools

We Support a Community that:

  • provides opportunities for advancement and a safe environment for all citizens
  • promotes economic self-sufficiency for women and equal wages for the same or similar work
  • provides accessible and affordable health care for women and children
  • protects its environmental resources

Additional Contacts and Sources for information:
The state AAUW office at: http://florida-aauw.org
The national AAUW office at: http://www.aauw.org/ (follow the “click action” link)

Local government agencies:
www.colliergov.net
www.collierschools.com
www.leegov.com
www.leeschools.net
Florida state government at:
http://myflorida.com
www.myfloridahouse.com
http://flsenate.gov
U.S. federal government at:
www.house.gov
www.senate.go