Public Policy

We have been busy since July 1, 2017 (beginning of our fiscal year).

Coalition partner with several organizations Pennsylvania Campaign for Women’s Health‘s Community Conversations event in Carlisle on July 19, 2017.  The conversations focused on a wide range of issues affecting the health and economic well-being of Pennsylvania women and their families, as well as legislative solutions that will help the commonwealth improve its continually abysmal rankings in key indicators of women’s health and economic security.  Check out the report, especially page 7 for a recap of the Carlisle event.

Voter Registration at Harvest of the Arts on September 23, 2017.

September 26, 2017 branch meeting was AAUW and Public Policy.  Nancy Sigrist, Public Policy Chair, provided a general overview of how AAUW identifies the Public Policy Priorities. Randi Teplitz and Megan Healey spoke about the work of the Pennsylvania Commission on Women–illustrating the impact of public policy advocacy.

Redistricting Reform: A Nonpartisan Consensus for Cumberland County on October 12, 2017.

Letter to the Editor in The Sentinel on October 22, 2017 urging colleges and universities to continue to follow the previous Title IX guidelines in the face of Secretary DeVos’ interim guidelines.

October 24, 2017 branch meeting, Dee Danser, Assistant VP of Student Life and Chief of Public Safety, Dickinson College presented Title IX and Sexual Assault Prevention at Dickinson College.

Carlisle Area School Board Candidate Forum on October 25, 2017.

Topic Talks — our book-group-like discussion of public policy topics explored AAUW research Barriers and Bias on November 7, 2017.

Letter to the Editor of The Sentinel on November 14, 2017 recognizing Latina Equal Pay day.

Letter to the Editor of The Sentinel on December 6, 2017 opposing SB2–Education Savings Accounts.

Conducted voter registration training for Hope Station Women’s Group on February 13, 2018.

Registered voters at the Hope Station Black History Festival on February 24, 2018.

Stay tuned for what we have planned in 2018!

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