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  • LM Celebrates & Uplifts ALL Mothers The women featured in this month’s Legal Momentum Newsletter are all lawyers and mothers, fighting daily for the physical safety and economic security of ALL women and girls. We honor and thank them, and ALL mothers, on Mother’s Day – this Sunday, May 12.
  • Legal Momentum President & CEO Carol Baldwin Moody spoke with the New York Times about the current effort to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and the fact that on April 4, the 2019 VAWA reauthorization bill passed the U. S. House of Representatives. Carol's quote below:
  • 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.
  • A letter regarding the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh from the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • 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. 
  • Deputy Legal Director and National Judicial Education Program Senior Attorney Jennifer Becker was on the WashingTECH Tech Policy Podcast with Joe Miller discussing Legal Momentum, tech and domestic violence on July 30, 2018. Jennifer discusses how abusers perpetrate domestic violence via technology, what victims can do to get help, and the need for legislators around the country to address these issues. 
  • "I don't make history, I am history." — Joan Baez As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it makes sense to think about who makes history and how the present time will be viewed from the perspective of the future.
  • Women’s advocates were particularly dismayed by the news that the White House is planning  “dramatic” federal budget cuts that include all 25 of the grant programs managed by the Office on Violence Against Women, which is housed in the Department of Justice.
  • An exhibition titled Until Safety Is Guaranteed: Women and the Fight against Violence opens on April 6, 2015, and runs through August 14, 2015. It will be on view on the first floor of the Schlesinger Library, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m."Gender-Based Violence and the Law
  • September 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, so it’s time to put on our party hats and celebrate VAWA’s wonderful accomplishments! 
  • Citing a brief in which Legal Momentum participated as amicus, the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act that ban gun possession by those who have been convicted in state court of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.  Writing the majority opinion, Justice Sotomayor initially  discussed the escalation of  the severity of domestic violence over time, and the how the presence of firearms in that context could increase six-fold the likelihood of a survivor of violence being killed.


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