AAUW NC Public Policy Priorities

January 20, 2015

Economic Self Sufficiency

  • Raise the minimum wageSupport legislation bringing the minimum wage in line with the current economy.
  • Close the gender pay gapPromote legislation supporting equal pay policies and practices

Education

  • Increase support for quality, locally governed public educationSupport legislation restoring recent funding cuts to public education in North Carolina; develop teacher salary schedules which reward professional development and longevity.
  • Promote educational opportunities for girls and womenSupport funding for Title IX and STEM programs

Health Care

  • Expand Medicaid – Support action to accept new federal Medicaid funds to expand insurance coverage to low-income North Carolinians.

Note: These priorities were proposed by the AAUW Public Policy Committee and endorsed by the AAUW NC Presidents on January 15, 2015. Members of the Public Policy Committee are: Diana Gray, Karla Atkinson, Mary Peterson and Denny McGuire