Public Policy

For more than a century AAUW has influenced legislative debate on critical issues affecting women and girls through effective grassroots advocacy at the local, state and national levels. The North Hills Pittsburgh Branch encourages our members to be actively involved in this work.
Advocating is as simple as finding a cause that matters to you and uniting people to take action toward that common cause. As AAUW members, we share a mission of empowering women and girls. Individually and collectively we have the attitudes, values and knowledge, talents, skills and experience to be effective advocates. Each of us can do something.

The North Hills Pittsburgh Branch works locally to advance the AAUW member-endorsed Public Policy Priorities addressing policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women. Specific areas of work are GOTV, Title IX, and Equal Pay. We collaborate with other organizations in the community to achieve these goals.

Please share your ideas, experiences, challenges and success with Cora Koller, our Public Policy Chair, so our branch can support you and report out to the statewide AAUW appropriately.
Events our branch will be involved in will be posted on our web site, discussed at branch meetings and posted in our Viewpoints. Viewpoints, the branch online newsletter, has a section dedicated to Public Policy.
AAUW is a non-partisan organization.

Gateway to Equity Award for 2019
The AAUW North Hills Branch honored Crisis Center North as this year’s Gateway to Equity awardee. Over the past 40 years, this non-profit agency has served 80,0000 victims/survivors of domestic violence through a hotline, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, economic empowerment, community and professional prevention education, and publication of related research.

The award was presented to Crisis Center North’s Executive Director, Grace Coleman, at the Branch’s monthly meeting at La Roche College on March 23, 2019.

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AAUW Public Policy Bullet Points from National