Legal Momentum To Hold Seventh Annual Women Of Achievement Awards Dinner

Legal Momentum to Hold Seventh Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner

Legal Momentum, the nation's oldest legal defense and education nonprofit dedicated to advancing women’s rights, will honor four outstanding businesswomen for their extraordinary achievements at its Seventh Annual Women of Achievement awards dinner on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.

Legal Momentum Experts Discuss Poverty And Domestic And Sexual Violence Issues With The Nation

March 20, 2012 - Blogger Greg Kaufman of The Nation has published a new article discussing the work of Legal Momentum's Tim Casey and Lisalyn Jacobs. In the article, This Week in Poverty: Me, Mom and Reagan, Kaufman discusses Tim's Single Motherhood in the United States - A Snapshot (2012) report - using hard data to dispel myths of single mothers and poverty.

On The U.S. Supreme Court Decision In Coleman V. Maryland Court Of Appeals

March 21, 2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals is a huge defeat for working people and gender equity. As a practical matter, the decision allows states to deny leave to state workers who are temporarily unable to work due to pregnancy or illness even when the workers are eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This ruling hits working women especially hard.

EEOC Finds Bridge And Tunnel Authority Action Towards Pregnant Employees Violates Federal Discrimination Law

New York, NY - The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has issued an important Determination regarding sex and pregnancy discrimination by finding that the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority ("TBTA") wrongfully reassigned Officer Lori Ann DiPalo to low-status duties rather than allowing her to return to her regular job after she informed them she was pregnant. Ms. DiPalo is represented by Legal Momentum, the women's legal defense and education fund.

Legal Momentum Launches Single Parent Policy Advocacy Network (SPPAN)

March 28, 2012 - Legal Momentum is pleased to announce the launch of the “Single Parent Policy Advocacy Network” (SPPAN). By joining SPPAN, you will receive information intended to educate and advocate for public policies that can improve the economic security of single parents and their children. We invite and encourage single parents and their allies to join the SPPAN electronic mailing list. To do so, please send a blank email to


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