Public Policy

Public Policy activities don’t pay attention to AAUW’s fiscal year (July 1–June 30).  We have already been busy.  Go to for complete list of past events/activities.

In this election year, early work has focused on securing candidate forums for the 199th Pennsylvania House and the 10th US Congressional.  Persistence pays! 

10th Congressional — October 18, 2018 at WGAL studios.  This debate will be televised — so we are having a watch party at Bosler Library.  Watch for more details.

Below are the events that already occured in this fiscal year.

October 5, 2018 — 199th Candidate Forum

AAUW Carlisle partnered with YWCA Carlisle to host a candidate forum for the 199th Pennsylvania House district.  Look here for a full account.

August 7, 2018 – Simple Truth Equal Pay Event
AAUW Carlisle partnered with Hope Station, Bethel AME Church, and the YWCA Carlisle and held a community meeting on August 7, 2018, Black Women Equal Pay Day, which spotlighted gender pay inequities, in particular for women of color. The evening was a success with interested attendees signing up for Action Alerts in order to stay informed and engaged with  this issue from a legislative perspective. And, organizers are already planning how to bring Work Smart, AAUW’s salary negotiation workshop to Carlisle.  Look here for the full account.

September 22, 2018 – Voter Registration at Harvest of the Arts
Twenty eight volunteers from AAUW Carlisle and Cumberland Valley Rising manned clipboards and mingled with the crowds to sign up voters before the Oct. 9th deadline.  Always fun to strategize with DIckinson students about where they should vote–home or here.  Answered many questions about the absentee ballot process.  Fun day providing this valulable civic outreach.


Public Policy in AAUW Carlisle Branch

Carlisle Branch works locally to advance the AAUW member-endorsed Public Policy Priorities  addressing policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women.  Specific areas of work are GOTV, Title IX, and Equal Pay.  We collaborate with other organizations in the community, including the League of Women Voters, YWCA Carlisle, MomsRising, Fair Districts PA, and Dickinson College.

Check out what is happening across Pennsylvania and the awesome resource pages at