Public Policy

AAUWNC supports the following Priorities 2021-2023

COVID Relief:

  • Increased access to health care including Medicaid Expansion, reproductive health care, COVID vaccines, etc.
  • Stimulus payments directly to individuals to include extended unemployment duration and payment to individuals.
  • Restore/expand unemployment benefits including child care subsidies.
  • Paid sick/family/medical leave for all including paid days off for a new child or an ailing family member.
  • All insurance companies inclusion of COVID-19 related expenses including funds to be reimbursed for additional costs incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Economic Security:

  • The Paycheck Fairness Act.
  • Raise Wage Act which would gradually increase the Federal minimum wage of $15/hr.
  • Healthy Families Act allowing individuals to stay home when ill without concern over losing jobs.
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in which pregnant women are provided with reasonable accommodations to protect their health.
  • The ERA Amendment passage in NC.
  • Funding to re-establish the Violence Against Women’s Act
  • Monetary assistance to Food Banks, and school-related food programs.
  • Equal Tax Treatment of Gov’t Retirees to protect retiree’s benefits in NC.

Equal Access to Education:

  • Revisions of the Guidelines for Opportunity Vouchers and opposing increase in usage in private schools.
  • Stem Opportunities Act promotion.
  • Efforts to cancel student debt/loans following Federal guidelines.
  • Increase teachers’ pay, re-establish teacher fellows program, and master pay for advanced degrees.
  • Title IX policy revisions including steps to stop workplace, school and military harassment.
  • Higher Education Act providing assistance for public and private K-12 schools and higher education and funds for a multi-pronged approach to enhance community including student access to high-speed internet.
  • In-person Learning Choice supported with adherence to CDC guidelines.

Other KEY ISSUES

GENDER PAY EQUITY

TITLE IX AND STEM EDUCATION

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN AND FAMILIES, INCLUDING MEDICAID EXPANSION

To become involved with AAUW Greensboro advocacy initiatives, contact Latoya Gathers, PhD Public Policy Chair for the Greensboro Branch; or email aauwgreensboro@gmail.com

For up-to-date information on North Carolina statewide issues, please follow the AAUW NC Advocacy website

For up-to-date information on National issues, please follow AAUW Issues and Take Action