Legal Momentum Celebrates International Women's Day

March 8, 2012 - Today is International Women’s Day, which recognizes the achievements of women around the world in working for gender equality. International Women’s Day developed out of the labor movements of the early 20th century, and has been used to advocate for fair working conditions and the right to vote. The United Nations formally acknowledged International Women’s Day in 1975.

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.

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