What You May Have Missed in June
Roe v. Wade Overturned
On June 24th, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade and eliminated the federal right to abortion. The Dobbs decision is harrowing, but not surprising given the years long effort by legislators to restrict access to abortion.
Read Legal Momentum's full statement on our website.
LGBTQI+ Equal Pay Awareness Day
- June 15th was LGBTQI+ Equal Pay Awareness Day. Full-time LGBTQ workers make only 90 cents for every 1 dollar earned by the average US worker. LGBTQI+ women fare even worse, making only 79 cents on the dollar. It's time to close the pay gap!
50 Years of Title IX
June 23, 2022, was the 50th Anniversary of Title IX. In recognition of this monumental anniversary, we co-authored Title IX at 50 with the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE). The report celebrates the significant progress made in the last 50 years to end sex discrimination in schools, while also highlighting the work that remains to be done.
Find the full report, and its nine issue briefs, here.
Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER)
- We revisited Legal Momentum's role in enforcing Title IX through our Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER). After the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), failed to immediately start enforcing Title IX protections, PEER was established to force HEW’s hand in taking Title IX complaints seriously and to create public awareness about the basic tenets of Title IX, what protections it affords, and how to advocate for change under its umbrella.
Lynn Hecht Schafran's Letter to the Editor published in the NYT!
- Legal Momentum's Senior Vice President, Lynn Hecht Schafran, had her Letter to the Editor published in the New York Times, drawing a critical link between misogyny and mass murder that usually goes ignored in the coverage of mass shootings.
NYS Passes Pay Transparency bill in the Senate and Assembly!
On June 4th the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a Statewide Salary Range Disclosure Bill (Ramos S.9427A/Joyner A.10477) that Legal Momentum helped draft. Once in effect, the bill will mandate employers with four or more employees to list salary ranges in all advertisements for job opportunities, transfers, and promotions.
The bill is currently awaiting Governor Kathy Hochul's signature to officially be turned into law.
Full press release from partner PowHer NY here
If you like what you see, don't hesitate: Share now and help Legal Momentum continue protecting the rights of women and girls!