AAUW Texas has played an active part in the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) since its inception in 1983. AAUW Texas has historically supported those legislative issues, which critically impact the women and children of the state. Major thrusts have included: support of the Texas Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), support of specific acts which positively affect the status of women, endorsement of legislation aimed at improving the status of Texas schools and support of public policy which expands appreciation of the arts. AAUW Texas is a sponsor of Women’s Legislative Days. Recently, AAUW has worked in coalition with other groups, including the Texas Freedom Network, Coalition for Public Schools and the Texas Women’s Coalition.