Why A Public Policy Focus?
Public Policy is a multi-prong approach to looking at issues and concerns as they relate to girls/ women living in North Carolina. Research lays the groundwork for investigating these issues and becoming informed, therefore it is the initial step. Providing education to our members as well as the community is another important function of this committee, and can be accomplished through newsletters, letters to the editor, and/or publicly sharing of information. Finally, actively advocating for girls/women with our legislators is crucial if AAUW is going to become a voice for girls/women within the state of North Carolina. Therefore, all three of these functions encompass the important work of the AAUW NC Public Policy Committee.