AAUW NC 2007-2009 Legislative Priorities: Status

The following tables will be updated as legislation affecting our priorities moves through the Congress or the NC Legislature.

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To support a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity and diversity, AAUW NC advocates

Issue Bill #/Status
That every child in NC is entitled to an equal opportunity to receive a quality public education as stated in the Leandro court decision. HB853 – committee  
Opposition to the use of public funds for nonpublic elementary and secondary education    
Vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education    
Increased support for, and access to, higher education for women and other disadvantaged populations    

To achieve economic self sufficiency for all women, AAUW NC advocates

Issue Bill #/Status
A pay equity study commission to look at disparities in male and female salaries of employees of the state of North Carolina. This study would be a step leading to pay equity in North Carolina    
A NC Earned Income Tax Credit HB51 – in committee
SB7 – in committee
 
Enrolling adults in community college and job training programs to connect them to occupations that pay a living wage, provide basic benefits, and offer a chance at upward mobility    
Increase funding for the NC Housing Trust Fund to expand affordable housing for low-income families; many of whom are female-headed households.    

To guarantee equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society, AAUW NC advocates

Issue Bill #/Status
Vigorous protection of and full access to civil and constitutional rights SB1253 – in committee
SB1205
– in committee
HB91/SB195– passed the House; in the Senate Judiciary I
 
Freedom from violence and fear of violence in homes, schools, workplaces, and communities SB991 – in committee
SB1447
/SB83 – in committee
 
Increased access to affordable health care, including treatment of mental illness, and expansion of patients’ rights HB901 – in committee
HB1476
– filed
 
Support for the Aging (birth to death) Study to be done by the NC Center for Public Policy Research and presented to the General Assembly    
Equal access to Justice SB1078/HB492 – in committee  

This is the Public Policy Status page for the American Association of University Women of North Carolina. Its web address is https://history.aauwnc.org/public-policy-status.