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Take Action on Legislation in Congress

AAUW’s advocacy tools make it easy for you to keep informed on the latest legislative issues affecting women and families and to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.

With AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist, it takes just two minutes to make a difference — one minute to read, one minute to act.

AAUW sends out timely Action Alerts by email to members who have provided AAUW headquarters with their email address. These alerts provide information about congressional actions that impact women and families.

Download AAUW Fact Sheets and Position Papers on a number of issues crucial to education and equity for women and girls. These fact sheets contain background information and talking points to help you to communicate effectively with Legislators.


Contact Vermont Members of Congress

U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy 

  • Website: http://Leahy.senate.gov
  • Email: through website
  • 433 Russell Senate Office Building
  • Washington DC 20510
  • 1-202-224-4242

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders 

  • Website: http://Sanders.senate.gov
  • Email: through website
  • C2 Russell Senate Office Building
  • Washington DC 20510
  • 1-202-224-5141

 U.S. Representative Peter Welch 

  • Web site: http://Welch.house.gov
  • Email: through web site
  • 1404 Longworth House Office Building
  • Washington DC 20515
  • 1-202-225-4115


Locate other members of the U.S. Senate or U.S. House,


Research and Follow Federal Legislation

The Library of Congress THOMAS web site

  • Senate and House Committees
  • Committee Reports
  • Text and Status of Bills
  • A searchable online Congressional Record

White House web site


Take Action on Legislation in the Vermont Legislature

The Vermont State web site

  • Contains links to governor’s office and many other Vermont sites.
  • Contains a section on Vermont Tourism

Vermont Secretary of State web site:

  • Contains links to many other sites, elections, archives, etc.

Vermont Elections web site

Vermont Legislative web site:

  • Scheduled Meetings and Events
  • Today’ Bills, Calendars, and Journals
  • The Legislative Bill Tracking System
  • Text of Bills and Other Legislative Documents
  • Minutes of Selected Committee Meetings
  • The Vermont Constitution and Vermont Statutes On Line

Vermont Legislative Directory:

  • Committees of the House and Senate,
  • Biographies and Photographs of Senators and Representatives,
  • Email and mailing addresses of Senators and Represenatatives
  • Vermont Department and Staff Directory
  • Vermont Judiciary web site: http://www.vermontjudiciary.org

Vermont Commission on Women’s web site:

  • Legislative Action Priorities for women and families.
  • Resources for Women
  • Publications and Research on family issues.