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  • NEW YORK CITY (January 8, 2019) – Legal Momentum, the nation’s first and preeminent advocate of women and girl’s legal rights since 1970, today announced that it is adding a Chief Strategic Officer to its executive team. As the founding and ongoing champion of the culturally transformative “Violence Against Women Act” and a fierce guardian of “Title IX,” Legal Momentum said it is adding the strategic position to ensure that its next 50 years will be equally impactful.              
  • Legal Momentum Launches New Website
  • Today, November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education took another step towards sweeping campus sexual assault and harassment under the rug. The proposed regulations, released this morning and accessible here, would weaken the protections of the 46-year old "Title IX" which exists to ensure every student has access to a safe and equal education.
  • #GivingTuesday is Fast Approaching
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Comes to a Close
  • Moody steps in as Legal Momentum President and CEO after serving on its Board of Directors and many acclaimed years as a corporate leader of diversity and inclusion.
  • Yesterday, October 16, 2018, four sexual assault victims – Jane Doe 1, Jane Doe 2, Jane Doe 3, and Jane Doe 4 – filed a petition in the Utah Supreme Court, asking the Court to appoint a prosecutor to file criminal charges in their cases. Represented by Professor Paul Cassell of the Utah Appellate Clinic (of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah) and five other attorneys, the Jane Does are challenging the decision by local prosecutors not to file charges in their cases under a new state constitutional theory.
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)
  • Legal Momentum Speaks Out During Kavanaugh Hearing 
  • 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. The Senate Judiciary Committee leadership and the President have acted in a manner wholly unbefitting of public servants; their actions make clear that they have no respect for women, girls, and all survivors of sexual assault. 
  • 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.


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