Public Policy

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.

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 virtually on August 26, 2020, due to the social distancing restrictions of COVID-19.  To see more about that event, click here.

Several branch members participated in the Women’s March held on January 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas, to show our group’s support for women’s rights and equality.

At the January 2017, Women’s March in Austin, Texas, were Susan Trujillo, from Houston; Deborah Wilkins; Elizabeth Foo Kune, from Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Kristin Conlan.

On March 24, 2018, Branch members joined others at the local rally to support the national March For Our Lives efforts demanding that safety become a priority and to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

Kristin Conlan, Agnes Hamilton, and Deborah Wilkins join the March for Our Lives in Corpus Christi, March 24, 2018.