Indiana AAUW
Last Updated March 11,2018; comments to

~ Director of Public Policy ~ AAUW 2013 New Logo

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2017-2019 INDIANA

Approved April 22, 2017 at State Convention

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For Indiana legislation, use PingThePeople

AAUW provides a cutting-edge state legislative tracking tool, called CQ StateTrack, to all states at no cost to assist you in tracking state legislation. This way, your state can make quick decisions about taking positions on new bills and leading the charge for or against particular legislation.

AAUW Indiana Opposes HJR-3

The State Board of Indiana AAUW (American Association of University Women) opposes HJR-3 (formerly HJR-6) and supports Freedom Indiana. The Indiana Constitution should not be used to take away rights. Nationally, AAUW believes in guaranteeing equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society, and believes in  ensuring civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning Americans.  No American should be denied the full range of civil rights and civil liberties due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Such rights and liberties include freedom from discrimination in the workplace, the right to marry, the guarantee of spousal/partner benefits.  Unless and until LGBTQ persons are able to enjoy the same rights and freedoms as their heterosexual counterparts, America’s promise of equal justice under law will remain unfulfilled. And that includes the State of Indiana! AAUW opposes any attempts to use the Constitution as a vehicle for enshrining discrimination against LGBTQ persons. Indiana AAUW opposes the same attempt to misuse the Indiana State Constitution in this regard.


January, 11, 2014

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Recent Additions - scroll down for many more helpful links!

purple pin AAUW Issues

purple pin Indiana Senate Race Voting Guide - compare Hoosier legislator stances on our issues

purple pinCongressional Voting Record

purple pin1848-1920: War of the Roses - a pdf of a PowerPoint presentation commemorating the 90th anniversary of passage of the 19th amendment! and some reminders about why it is important to VOTE! - with a special focus on the "Night of Terror," November 15, 1917

purple pin 19th Amendment and The War of the Roses, August 18, 1920 (2 pp.)

See Time's Classroom : Iron-Jawed Angels site if showing/seeing this 2004 movie

purple pin Programs-in-a-Box: complete, descriptive list of what is available from National

purple pin Mission-Based Programming: Sharon's Presentation at the Indiana AAUW Summer Workshop (August 21, 2010)

Roni Embry (Indianapolis), Director of Public Policy 2017-2019, can be reached at 
  or  (317) 979-0032

State Public Policy Chair Manual (2017-2018)

Branch Public Policy Chair Resource Manual (2017-2018)

It provides an overview of the branch public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. It also includes contact information for AAUW policy staff, a comprehensive list of advocacy how-to resources, and excerpts of relevant AAUW board policies.
(Member login may be required) 



Also from 2010-2011 Indiana State Convention:

Shriver Report: A Women's Nation Changes Everything - Part 1

Shriver Report: A Women's Nation Changes Everything - Part 2

note: Part 3 accidentally deleted but Part 1 and Part 2 have lots of good info!


Part 1.  Part 2.


 Take Action 

Learn More

Elect Her
Running Start's Young Women's Political Leadership Program (YWPL)
Elect Her – Campus Women Win
Bring Young Women into Politics
Women's Campaign Forum
Women's Campaign Forum's
She Should Run™



Pay Equity Day: April 8, 2014


$$$$$ Click here for a PDF sheet of AAUW Indiana's Pay Equity Day 2014 slips  - reproduce, cut apart and share - individual slips are 2 1/2 x 3"

 >>> 8 1/2 X 11 <<<
>>> TABLOID 11 X 17 <<<

White House Youtube Channel - watch President Obama's Weekly Address

CQ Politics has created a race rating map to track the House, Senate, and gubernatorial races in the 2010 election.  


Find Congressional Tweeters at

Obama Administration  includes AAUW policy recommendations, Obama Administration appointments, and a Take Action link

Women in Leadership Positions for the 111th Congress - from Women's Policy, Inc.

National First Ladies Library



For the first time at AAUW, you can show your support for advocacy for women and girls - and get a tax deduction. Contribute $100 or more to the AAUW Public Policy Fund and receive the fund's first annual pin. As a special bonus, we will mail you a copy of the book Secrets of Powerful Women (a $14.99 value) personally signed by Lisa Maatz, AAUW's director of public policy and government relations. Lisa is among the women - members of Congress, journalists, actors, CEOs, and activists - who each wrote a chapter of the book, and she will ask one of the other authors to sign your book as well. Please support this crucial work with a tax-deductible contribution through our secure website. [posted April 2010]

AAUW's Federal Policy Agenda for 2009-2010: 23 pages!

AAUW’s Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz was quoted about pay equity in an “Intelligence Report” column titled “ A New Push for Equal Pay” in the Sunday, January 18, 2009 issue of Parade Magazine. The magazine is distributed by more than 470 Sunday newspapers and has a readership of over 72 million people.

download manual or powerpoint for 
woman to woman voter turnout campaign

AAUW's Voter Education Campaign: 
Power of One Vote



  APRIL 20, 2010: PAY EQUITY DAY: 47 years is long enough to wait! Members: download Pay Equity Resource Kit; get ideas from the Program in a Box; report back to AAUW any branch activities.

Wear RED on Equal Pay Day
to symbolize how far women
and minorities are "in the red" with their pay!

Wage Gap Is Stuck

Once again the gender wage gap remains statistically unchanged in the last year. Women's earnings were 76.5 percent of men's in 2012, compared to 77.0 percent in 2011, according to Census statistics released September 17, 2013 based on the median earnings of all full-time, year-round workers. In 2012 men's earnings were $49,398 and women's were $37,791, a difference of $11,607.

See the website for much more; including links to many AAUW resources.


Indiana Voters: Register online as of July 1, 2010
via Statewide Voter Registration System