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  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

    DVAM celebrates survivors of domestic violence, commemorates those who have died because of it, and brings together advocacy networks to end it. Legal Momentum is taking action this month by participating in various advocacy campaigns and hosting social media chats to raise awareness of DV-related issues and underscore steps we can take to spark change.

  • In a statement released today, Legal Momentum and the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence condemn the despicable behavior America's national leadership has displayed toward Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Julie Swetnick.
  • Legal Momentum has been closely following the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and to the allegations put forward by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and others that Judge Kavanaugh raped and sexually harassed them. Today, Americans turn their attention toward Capitol Hill as Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Prior to this hearing, Legal Momentum was invited to submit a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the hearing.
  • The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is the leading organization advocating for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) at each reauthorization, and for its initial passage in 1994. Until now, VAWA has always been a bipartisan effort. This year, NTF has been actively working with both parties in Congress to reauthorize VAWA before it is set to expire on September 30, 2018.

  • Legal Momentum Talks to New York Magazine about Kavanaugh Case

    Legal Momentum provided critical information on issues of privacy and rights of sexual assault survivors in a new article appearing in New York Magazine’s The Cut about the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Legal Momentum’s Deputy Legal Director, Jennifer Becker, highlighted the importance of confidentiality for survivors and their right to tell their stories on their own terms.

  • Legal Momentum's Jennifer Becker spoke with New York Magazine's The Cut about the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Senator Dianne Feinstein's decision not to publicize the letter she received from a sexual assault survivor. 

  • Legal Momentum Joins Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington

    Carol Baldwin Moody, LM’s President and CEO, was an honored guest in Washington for Women’s Equality Day, where she met with Justice Ginsburg and other women leaders for a private conversation about the future of women’s equality. Hosted by the National Women’s Party, the event asked leaders like Carol to be part of a vibrant conversation about voting rights and women’s equality under the law.

  • National Urban League Know Your Rights Seminar

    Legal Momentum’s President and CEO, Carol Baldwin Moody, was a panelist on Who Runs the World: Empowering Your Girls in the Public Education System, the keynote event for the Third Annual Street Law Clinic at the National Urban League Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, on August 4. The event was designed to help members of the community navigate common situations encountered by girls (particularly girls of color) in the public education system.

  • “What is happening? This is a posting for the same job as mine and it pays $10,000 more than I make?” That is the question I posed to my supervisor more than 20 years ago as a young Black female lawyer in what was considered a high-paying job in New York City. There was no good answer given, so I applied for the job. This was the first time I discovered the issue of pay inequity for Black women, and unfortunately, I went on to discover many examples throughout my career.

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