Public Policy

Join us today in our Public Policy Program!

  • First step is to join the AAUW Action Network (see below). Our goal is to have 35 Napa AAUW members join. After you sign up, please let me know and we will post your name in the TWIG.
  • Help plan for “Women at the Top… why not?” Napa Valley Women Leaders Panel for Equal Pay Day, April 9
  • Help with local Title IX study of high school compliance.
  • Write letters to promote AAUW Public Policy Priorities.

Napa AAUW Public Policy Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at 12:30 pm at the United Methodist Church, 625 Randolph St. Napa (park in the back and enter in the door on the right from the parking lot). Please call Linda at 252-0982 or e-mail lindady@sbcglobal.net if you would like to join us.


January 16, 2014
California Women’s Policy Summit Report


AAUW Priority Issues

  1. Urge the president to implement  the anti-retaliation provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act by executive order, banning federal contractors from retaliating against workers who ask about or share salary information.
  2. Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 377/S. 84) to give employees and employers the concrete tools they need to make real progress in closing the gender pay gap.
  3. Urge Congress to pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act (H.R. 1010/S. 460) which would gradually increase the minimum wage over the next three years from the current $7.25 until it eventually reaches $10.10. The minimum wage is a working woman’s issue – 56 percent of the workers who would benefit from this bill are women – and it is especially important for women of color.
  4. Urge Congress to pass the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (HR 3712) which would create a national insurance program funded by employee and employer contributions.
  5. Call on the House to reform the immigration system. The Senate has already acted; now it’s time for the House to update our broken immigration system.

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