Legal Advocacy Fund

Purpose:
AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund was conceived and implemented as a fund that aggregates member contributions for investment in activities that prevent and combat sex discrimination and promote gender equity.

Concept:

The establishment and implementation of the Legal Advocacy Fund reflected AAUW’s philosophical commitment to advancing gender equity that is well captured in our new Value Promise:

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW member financial support will continue to be essential.
Our members’ support is critical! If we are to broaden our focus beyond the academic arena and target our resources to cases that establish significant legal precedents, we must create a fund that will support a significant attack when the “big case” comes along.

Your continued help and funding support for LAF is essential if we are to leverage our strength, reputation, credibility and resources for strategic litigation that will truly help us galvanize our commitment to gender equity and fulfill our promise to break through educational and economic barriers so ALL women will have a fair chance.

Read the most recent issues of the LAF Update  and the LAF Express for more information about the cases listed below log on to www.AAUW.org using your AAUW Member ID number and your AAUW password. If you don’t know your ID number, can’t remember your password or do not have one, follow the instructions under login in the menu at the top of the home page. After you have login click on Resources in the menu at the top of the page and then on Newsletters on the menu on the left hand side of the page.  Under the Newsletters heading you will see Filter by Tags; in the list of tags click on Legal Advocacy and you’ll find a list of the recent LAF newsletters.

CURRENT LAF-SUPPORTED CASES:

Contribute online or give your contribution to your branch LAF chair being sure to list your branch’s name on your check’s memo line. Those who contribute one hundred dollars or more will receive an LAF pin.

Legal Advocacy Fund Florida Top Branches in Total Contributions in 2011.

1. Greater Naples- $2745.65; 2.Venice – $1,905.75; 3.Fort Myers/Lee County – $750; 4.Orlando/Winter Park – $600; 5.Bradenton – $500; 6.Lake/Sumter- $455; 7.Northern Palm Beach County – $453; 8. Gainesville – $320; 9.Deland and Manatee County – $300

If you are logged on to www.aauw.org click on What We Do and then scroll down a bit to find Legal Advocacy.  There you will find information about the activities of  the Legal Advocacy Fund.

Contact the AAUW Florida Director for Development  Diane Jacobson for more information.  To ask specific questions call  800/326-2289, or write to:

AAUW Development
1111  Sixteenth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

Help the Legal Advocacy Fund support women in the workplace ……………
because equity is still an issue!