About Us

Mission: Our mission is to be federal policy advocates who pull the levers of power on Capitol Hill in order to enhance the lives of women and girls through legislative change.

The Capitol Hill branch began as an outgrowth of the AAUW Action Fund Capitol Hill Lobby Corps – a group of volunteers who make weekly visits to Congress to champion bills that impact women. Our founding members – Denise Decker, Kathy Kelm, and Kat Braeman – recognized there was a need for a branch that addressed women’s policy issues. The Capitol Hill branch has a national policy focus. We work towards enhancing life-long opportunities for women in education, in the workplace, and in society. We do this through monthly programs, networking/social events, and tours focused on women.  We welcome public and private sector professionals as well as those working in the non-profit sector.

Recently members of Capitol Hill members have focused activities on topics such as:

  • U.S. Food Policy
  • Women in Elected Positions
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Sexual Assault in the Military
  • Title IX
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Upcoming programs include:

  • March 8 2016  – Closing the Gender Wage Gap: AAUW’s Start Smart and Work Smart Program
  • April 2016 – Waiting in Line: Women in Stem – A panel discussion on issues faced by women in STEM across the generations.
  • May 2016 – Annual Meeting and Community Outreach Event
  • June 2016 – Discovering the  National Women’s History Museum

For additional information, contact capitolhillAAUW@yahoo.com.