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  • Legal Momentum Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

    Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overruled Roe v. Wade and eliminated the federal right to abortion. The Dobbs decision is harrowing, but it is not surprising. For decades, legislators have restricted access to abortion and prevented many people—particularly low-income women of color—from receiving safe and affordable reproductive health care. The consequences of today’s ruling are far-reaching and dangerous. While this decision stands to impact every person in this country, certain groups, like women and members of the LGBTQ+ community, including queer, non-binary, and transgender men, are disproportionally at risk. 

  • Racial Justice

    At Legal Momentum, we recognize that the fight for gender equality is also a fight for racial justice. We understand that to tackle gender discrimination, we must also address the institutional racism faced by people of color in this country. We know that discrimination in any form puts marginalized groups at greater risk of economic hardship, exclusion, and violence.

  • Policy Brief
    Eradicating Longstanding Disparities: A Gender Equality Agenda for Lawmakers for the Post-COVID-19 World

    Building on 50 years of our work tackling gender inequity, this Brief identifies policy priorities for governments and recommends measures to shape a short-term response to the gendered impact of the pandemic and to facilitate a long-term transformative agenda for inclusive gender equality.

  • Women Valued
    Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

    Overview of legal and economic protections and benefits available to help navigate the challenges and hardships of this pandemic.

  • In Remembrance
    In Memory of Madeleine Albright

    Today, Legal Momentum honors the life of Madeleine Albright, our first female Secretary of State and a globally lauded human rights activist. As a child of refugees, Madeleine Albright dedicated her life to the fight for freedom everywhere, touring the world throughout her career to promote peace, reconciliation, and mutual respect among the international community.  She is an icon for women everywhere and a reminder of what’s possible when we enable women and girls to realize their full potential. We thank Ms. Albright for her activism and dedication to improving humanity and are proud to continue the fight for equality, security, and justice in all of Legal Momentum’s work. 

  • VAWA Reauthorization Announcement!

    Legal Momentum applauds Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022. This important bill reflects a bipartisan consensus that the government needs to do more to prevent and to respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill addresses the many needs identified during extensive engagement with survivors, service providers, researchers, and others in the domestic violence and sexual assault fields. A summary of the Senate bill can be found here.

  • Legal Momentum Announces Jennifer Becker as New Legal Director

    New York – January 21, 2022—Legal Momentum, the nation’s first and longest-serving legal advocacy organization for women, today announced Jennifer Becker has been promoted to Legal Director. In this role, she will maintain her caseload while overseeing the litigation strategies and policy solutions pursued by Legal Momentum and its staff.

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