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Subscribe NowOur LM in Action Series highlights the work of our organization. This national newsletter provides an interesting and challenging look at current legal and political issues critical to the advancement of women and girls. Stay up to date with the changes that lie ahead in the struggle for women's rights.

  • March 2022
    • March 21st is the first day of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for her nomination to the Supreme Court
    • Judge Brown Jackson's nomination was historic in that she is the first Black woman, and third Black judge overall, to be nominated to the Supreme Court
    • Legal Momentum stands with other social justice organizations to call out coverage of Judge Brown Jackson's confirmation hearings that employs racist and sexist language 
  • March 2022
    • Legal Momentum celebrates the passage and signing into law of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2022
    • The bill includes a number of enhancements to increase access to VAWA-funded programs and improve VAWA's responsiveness to the needs of survivors
    • “The passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 is a crucial, overdue, and positive step towards better protecting all survivors of gender-based violence,” said Legal Momentum’s President & CEO, Carol Moody, “Each reauthorization of VAWA provides an opportunity to improve our response and meet the real and current needs of victims and survivors. As one of the earliest advocates for VAWA, we are proud that the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 includes critical enhancements and investments to serve the needs of all survivors and impacted communities.”
  • March 2022

    Join us for a day of action for Equal Pay Day tomorrow, March 15th 2022, to raise awareness about pay equity and advocate for legislation in NY State requiring pay transparency and investment in care infrastructure! 

  • March 2022
    Legal Momentum invites you to the 17th Annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
  • March 2022

    Legal Momentum breaks down our amicus brief in support of Appellant Jane Roe in Roe v United States, et al

    Sex discrimination has no place in any workplace. We explain the background of the case, the main argument, and why the ruling matters for the 30,000 employees of the U.S. Federal Judiciary 

  • February 2022

    As part of our commitment to advancing educational opportunities for all, Legal Momentum holds a yearly Know Your Rights program where young people are trained in topics related to gender discrimination, sexual violence, and healthy relationships. Currently in its sixth year of programming, our Rights Now! Peer Educators are taking on a new challenge this month – creating social media content that engages our followers on issues of intersectionality and dating abuse. This Black History and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, visit our social media to hear the voices of some of our Peer Educators below. 

  • February 2022

    A letter from our President, Carol Baldwin Moody, celebrating the work we've accomplished in 2021 thanks to our supporters 

  • January 2022

    January 27th, 2022 marks two years since Virginia, the last state needed to reach the 38-state threshold, ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Join Legal Momentum and the ERA Coalition as we commemorate with a rally for a more just future for all in Washington, D.C. and livestreamed on Facebook January 27th at noon!

    • Plus more info on what the ERA is and its status today
  • December 2021
    • Legal Momentum applauds the NYC City Council for passing pay equity legislation on December 15, 2021 requiring NYC employers of 4 or more employees to include the minimum and maximum salary in job listings. This law will go into effect in April 2022
    • Legal Momentum, along with partners like PowHerNY, has long advocated for pay transparency legislation in order to address the gender and racial pay gaps 
    • Without these laws, women of color and women in low-wage work continue to face the most sizable and stagnant pay disparities and are disproportionately tasked with identifying and challenging these disparities at high risk to their employment and with little to no support 
    • The hope is that the city's legislation will prompt movement on state level bills so that all New York state employers are required to disclose compensation rates up front when posting job opportunities 
  • December 2021
    • Legal Momentum recently filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in support of Ms. Wild, who was lied to and denied her right to confer in the Florida Jeffrey Epstein case by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
    • Legal Momentum's brief in support of Ms. Wild's petition focuses the Court on the sharply divided opinions on this important legal question, both in the decisions underlying Ms. Wild's case and in other cases. It also seeks to educate the Court on the realities of sex trafficking victimization and the obstacles that too often stand in the way of victim participation in the criminal justice system
  • November 2021
    • On November 8th, 2021 we launched our #CallChallengeChange campaign to raise awareness of our Syms Legal Momentum Gender Equality Helpline
    • The Syms Legal Momentum Gender Equality Helpline assists hundreds of individuals every year to fight gender-based discrimination in schools, workplaces, and our justice system 
  • October 2021
    • To wrap up Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Legal Momentum is urging the Senate to pass a strengthened Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization
    • Demand for services related to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking is unprecedented and the need for access to these services is critical
    • In March 2021 the House passed H.R. 1620, a VAWA reauthorization bill that meets the moment for survivors—informed by them and their advocates to strengthen VAWA in ways that reflect survivors’ current experiences. We need the Senate to build on this and introduce a strong VAWA reauthorization bill now.