Public Policy and Advocacy

McLean Area Branch members lead the AAUW delegation at the 2017 Women’s March on Washington

Members of the McLean Area Branch have a long history of giving their time, energy, and voices to advocate for issues at the local, state, and national levels.

Our efforts are consistent with the Public Policy Priorities established by the national AAUW organization every two years.

These efforts include the following:

  • Lobby Corps: This program involves our members in dialog with legislators on subjects of interest to the American Association of University Women. NOTE: Lobby Corps is currently on hold due to the pandemic.
  • Two-Minute Activist: Join AAUW’s Action Network and use the online national Two-Minute Activist tool to have your voice heard! Let your Senators know that the ERA is a priority for their constituents. Also visit the national AAUW Two-Minute Activist page to get involved with issues affecting women and girls.
  • Public Policy Committee: This committee meets monthly on the first Monday of the month at StarNut Gourmet,1445 Laughlin Ave, McLean, at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. Please contact Mary Lou Melley (maryloumelley at for more information.
  • Public Policy Matters: The Branch newsletter contains local, state, and national news updates related to public policy. Be sure to catch up on upcoming election news, legislature, and more in each newsletter.