Recent Advocacy Actions

March 15, 2024

AWIS signs letter urging the Biden Administration to swiftly finalize a comprehensive Title IX rule.

October 23, 2023

AWIS signs letter calling on the Biden Administration to release final Title IX rule.

October 13, 2023

AWIS signs letter of support for Dr. Bertagnolli to lead the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

August 9, 2023

AWIS supports a new bill in Congress that will demand federal agencies collect better data on the financial conditions of postdocs and graduate students and help address them.

June 13, 2023

AWIS signed a letter in support of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as the next director of The National Institutes of Health.

June 2, 2023

AWIS signs a letter to reintroduce the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act during the 118th Congress. 


April 24, 2023

AWIS signed a letter urging the NIH to focus on creating an environment that balances reader access to published work with researchers’ ability to publish.

September 12, 2022

AWIS signed a letter to the Department of Education from the National Women’s Law Center supporting comments regarding Title IX.

October 13, 2022

AWIS signed a letter urging women US Senators to join the Women in STEM Caucus.

June 30, 2022

AWIS signed a letter supporting the USICA/COMPETES Act for science funding (this led to the signing of the CHIPS and Science Act).

June 24, 2022

AWIS condemns the overturning of Roe v. Wade and announces its intent to establish an Advocacy Task Force. 

June 23, 2022

Title IX at 50 – a report by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) of which AWIS is a member.

June 21, 2022

AWIS signed a letter supporting Senate action on gun violence

June 21, 2022

AWIS supports Dr. Arati Prabhakar’s nomination for Director of the OSTP and appointment as the President’s Chief Advisor for Science and Technology.

June 15, 2022

AWIS signed a letter asking President Biden to issue new Title IX rules increasing LGBTQI+ students, pregnant and parenting students, and victims of harassment. 

June 13, 2022

AWIS signed a letter in support of the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act, which then successfully passed the House.

March 11, 2022

AWIS condemns the War in Ukraine.

March 23, 2021

AWIS speaks out against Anti-Asian Racism.

November 23, 2020

AWIS endorsed the Science and Technology Action Committee’s (STAC) Action Plan to increase funding and focus on science and technology.

August 28, 2019

AWIS supports the IDEA Act