AAUW-Virginia Legislative & Policy Priorities for 2024

Equality, Individual Rights, and Social Justice

  • Reproductive rights
  • Advocate for reproductive rights autonomy including the right of individuals to make decisions on abortion care
  • Advocate for a reproductive rights Virginia Constitutional amendment
  • Maternal health
  • Support legislation that requires unconscious (implicit) bias training as license requirement for health care professionals
  • Support other initiatives for maternal health care equity
  • Marriage rights
  • Support protection of same sex marriage, including a Virginia Constitutional amendment
  • Voting rights
  • Support a Virginia Constitutional amendment that would ensure automatic restoration rights for convicted felons who have completed their sentences
  • Public meeting access o Support legislation to permit virtual meetings for non-elective public bodies

Economic Security

  • Paid Family & Medical Leave o Advocate for Paid Family & Medical Leave bill
  • Paid Sick Days o Support the Paid Sick Days (PSD) coalition agenda
  • Workplace equity o Advocate for a salary history ban covering all employers
  • Support legislative initiatives from other organizations that champion workplace equity
  • Childcare
  • Support Virginia Promise Partnership legislative agenda (link when available)
  • Minimum wage
  • Support reenactment of minimum wage legislation to bring Virginia to $15/hour


  • Public school funding o Oppose diversion of public K-12 funding
  • Support the Fund Our Schools (FOS) coalition agenda
  • Post-secondary education o Advocate for adequate and equitable funding of Virginia colleges and universities
  • Gender equity o Advocate for the rights of girls and women to equity in STEM programs and sports