PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY
AAUW is an advocate for policies that advance equality for women and girls. The national AAUW organization has helped push through important legislation such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The AAUW Public Policy Priorities focus on advocating for (1) civil rights, (2) a strong system of public education, (3) economic security for women, and (4) enforcement of Title IX and other civil rights laws pertaining to education. To learn more about AAUW Public Policy Priorities, visit this page.
At the local level, the AAUW Corpus Christi Branch has been a proud co-sponsor of Equal Pay Day events held in Corpus Christi since 2012. For more information, see our news about the Corpus Christi Equal Pay Day Workshop and Luncheon held in 2019 and 2018 and the virtual event held in 2021.
Branch members have also shown their support for equal rights through demonstrations and other activities. The AAUW Corpus Christi Branch was a co-sponsor of the local Centennial Celebration of Women’s Right to Vote which was held on March 5, 2020, before the pandemic caused a nationwide lockdown. The Branch assisted with putting together a historical display of 20 panels highlighting women’s suffrage which was exhibited at the Nueces County Courthouse, and members participated in the march held that day. To see more about that event, click here.
In 2022, as pandemic restrictions were easing, another March commemorating the March 3, 1913, Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C. was held in Corpus Christi on March 5, 2022. The news about the event was posted on the front page of the Corpus Christi Caller Times before and after the event. Both articles mentioned AAUW’s involvement in the event. Several Branch members participated that day.