AAUW-KY Policy Statements

AAUW – Kentucky Policy Statements on Proposed Legislation in the Kentucky General Assembly

SUPPORT: SB 38 \ HB 428(BR-107) \ SB 99(BR-473)  – Issued February 6, 2024

AAUW trusts that everyone can make informed choices about their reproductive lives within the dictates of their moral and religious beliefs. Further, we believe these deeply personal decisions should be made without government interference.

AAUW Kentucky supports SB 38, HB 428, and SB 99, and affirms its commitment to the women and girls of the Commonwealth.  See Full Statement on SB 38

OPPOSE: HB 2 and HB 208 – Issued February 1, 2024

AAUW Kentucky opposes using public funds for nonpublic elementary and secondary education and charter schools that do not adhere to the same civil rights and accountability standards as other public schools require. See Full statement on bills 2 208.

OPPOSE: HB 9, SB6, and SB 93 –  January 31, 2024

AAUW Public Policy supports a strong system of high-quality public education with adequate and equitable funding for and access to quality public education, including early childhood education, for all students. This includes providing professional development and learning opportunities in the arena for DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion).

Understanding the complex ways people engage and interact within communities, organizations, institutions, and workplaces is required to be successful in today’s environment. A prepared workforce is culturally competent, recognizes its civic responsibilities, and is ready to enter the global economy.

AAUW Kentucky opposes HB 9, SB6, and SB 93 and affirms its commitment to the state’s educational and economic success.  See Full Statement on bills 6 9 93.

Prepared by AAUW Kentucky – Public Policy Committee / https://aauw-ky.aauw.net/