How Do Your Senators and Representatives Vote?
The AAUW Action Fund Congressional Voting Record (CVR) provides information about elected federal legislators through the votes they cast on issues that are critical to the Action Fund’s mission.
The CVR provides information about senators’ and representatives’ co-sponsorship and votes. Each legislator is scored based on their record on AAUW priorities.* These priorities include equal pay, education, campus sexual assault, campaign finance, human trafficking, and reproductive rights. The CVR is distributed to every member of Congress.
Find out how your elected officials scored!
Using the Voting Record
AAUW members and supporters have a long history of lobbying Congress and holding legislators accountable for how they vote. Use the CVR to advocate for AAUW’s priority issues by
- Referring to information in the voting record during community issue forums, candidate debates, or at town hall meetings held by your members of Congress
- Distributing copies during local voter education events
- Writing letters to the editor, blog posts, or op-eds about a legislator’s position on AAUW’s priority issues
- Sharing the guide with coalition partners, friends, family, and prospective AAUW members. Don’t forget to tag your posts on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media forums using #ItsMyVote.
Download a graphic for social media:
Paycheck Fairness Act
Campus Sexual Harassment
By taking these actions, you help educate your community on the issues and on policy makers’ records and demonstrate particularly to women voters what’s at stake as they head to the polls.
*Scored legislation is selected on the basis of the AAUW Public Policy Program, adopted by AAUW members in June 2015.
Download a copy of past voting records:
111th Congress Equal Pay Supplement
The voting records are neither endorsements nor a condemnations of any member of Congress. They reflect only roll call votes officially recorded on the floor of the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives. For more information, please contact the AAUW Action Fund at 202.785.7793 or VoterEd@aauw.org.