WOMEN'S RIGHTS ARE MORE UNDER ATTACK THAN EVER!
Chances are you know someone who has been treated differently, harassed, or paid less because of their gender. Gender discrimination reaches all of us. And with Roe v. Wade at stake, women’s most fundamental rights now hang in the balance. At a time when a woman’s right to bodily autonomy is being challenged at the highest level, it is all the more important that we demand that women have access to critical protections to safeguard their physical and economic security.
We are facing yet another critical time in our country and you can do something right now to help Legal Momentum meet this moment to help eradicate all forms of gender inequality and fulfill its mission to protect the economic and physical security of women and girls. How? By making a generous contribution today. Your support will bring us one step closer to our goal.
For more than fifty years, Legal Momentum has been working tirelessly to safeguard the rights of women and girls by developing groundbreaking legal strategies that achieve dramatic and lasting change in law and policy, maintaining our unwavering commitment to gender equity, and recognizing the intersectional nature of discrimination and its disproportionate impact on women of color.
Thanks to supporters like you, we continue to boldly change the landscape of women’s rights in the following areas:
- Workplace Equality and Economic Empowerment
- Fairness in the Courts
- Equal Educational Opportunities
- Violence Against Women and Girls
Today, we need your financial support to build on the progress we’ve made thus far, and to support the following ongoing initiatives:
- In New York City, Legal Momentum helped push through a groundbreaking pay transparency law and was central in drafting an even stronger bill at the state level. Soon job applicants in New York City will know the salary range for a position before they navigate the hiring process. This legislation, which is serving as a model for similar legislation introduced in states across the country, is expected to have a transformative impact on tackling pay inequity for all women, but particularly for women of color who face the largest pay disparities.
- Legal Momentum recently published a resource on defamation for survivors of sexual harassment and assault in response to the stark upward trend in retaliatory lawsuits we have witnessed in recent years. A Guide to Defamation for Survivors of Sexual Assault or Harassment is available for free on our website. It provides a plain language overview of defamation as well as a compendium of defamation laws in all 50 states. We continue to represent survivors facing retaliatory defamation lawsuits and to write amicus briefs to educate the courts about this intimidation technique meant to silence survivors.
- After six years of advocacy led by Legal Momentum and partner organizations, the Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in March 2022 with significant improvements to funding and services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Now we are working with this VAWA 2022 reauthorization to realize its full potential while at the same time looking ahead to the next reauthorization to make progress on the gaps that remain for survivor safety.
Your contribution today will have a life changing impact. You will help make sure that the next woman---your daughter, sister, mother, or cousin---will be better equipped to protect herself against gender inequality, discrimination, and gender-based violence.
Please give generously. And don’t forget about us in your planned giving. Join the Equal Rights Legacy Society or, for other options best for your charitable investment goals, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can make a gift today by:
- Credit Card at www.legalmomentum.org/contribute
- Check to Legal Momentum, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004
- Use your mobile device: text the word WOMEN to 243725 and follow the user-friendly instructions
- Transfer appreciated securities by contacting Ben Bernard at Bridgewater at email@example.com
Help us see a day when women and girls can live free from discrimination.
Carol Baldwin Moody
President and CEO
P.S. We can’t do it alone. Are you in?