North Carolina Legislative Building in the spring

Our Commitment to Policy Advocacy

AAUW-NC members engage in public policy advocacy in accordance with the national AAUW policy agenda.  The state president appoints a policy chair to oversee and engage in advocacy activities focused on a set of priorities identified by members statewide. With the active support of engaged branch members, the state policy chair facilitates educational and informative events to support and develop the advocacy efforts of branch members.

 To Advance our Policy Agenda, We:

  • Maintain an active state network of public policy branch chairs
  • Host online events featuring policymakers and other high-profile experts
  • Host salary negotiation workshops to address pay inequity
  • Host STEM-focused events for girls and women
  • Engage with local officials to confront issues of interest that can be addressed locally, such as pay equity
  • Support other NC and regional advocacy groups with aligning policy aims