Legal Advocacy

Use these resources to understand and use the legal system to pursue justice and change.

LAF Express — April 2014

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Cases Challenging Contraceptive Coverage On March 25 the U.S. Supreme Court heard appeals in two lawsuits filed by business owners who challenged the Affordable Care […] Read more »

  |     |   May 02, 2014

LAF Express — March 2014

Thank You, AAUW Members and Volunteers! We spend a lot of time asking AAUW members and volunteers to advocate, give, work, help, and pitch in to keep AAUW strong. We […] Read more »

  |     |   March 19, 2014

LAF Express — February 2014

D.C. Circuit Hears Arguments in Klay v. Panetta On February 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard arguments in Klay v. Panetta, a Legal Advocacy Fund-supported […] Read more »

  |     |   February 18, 2014

LAF Express — January 2014

Calling All Title IX Champions! Nominate an AAUW branch or member for our new Title IX Champion award! We’ve seen AAUW members do amazing work to ensure that students’ rights […] Read more »

  |     |   January 28, 2014

LAF Express — December 2013

Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Texas Law Limiting Access to Reproductive Health Care On November 19, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to delay implementation of a Texas law that imposes […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   December 16, 2013

LAF Express — November 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Preview Call Engages AAUW Members with the Court On October 24, LAF Program Manager Mollie Lam and Regulatory Affairs Manager Beth Scott co-hosted a conference call with […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   November 16, 2013

AAUW LAF Committee

The Committee meets regularly to keep up-to-date on LAF programming and to advise LAF staff. Current LAF Committee members: Frances M. Kavenik (Chair) Malinda Gaul – Board Liaison Kathleen Brenniman […] Read more »

  |     |   November 05, 2013

LAF Express — October 2013

AAUW Mourns the Passing of Jacqueline Livingston, One of the Cornell 11 In 1981, a group of women from Cornell University asked AAUW for help in their discrimination lawsuit against […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   October 21, 2013

How to Get the Whole World to Sign Your Petition

A petition is what we call an “easy lift” — with just a little bit of effort, you can generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Plus, a petition helps you raise your state’s or branch’s visibility and potentially gain new members! Read more »

Engage Your Community — Screen a Movie!

Films that resonate with AAUW’s mission are an outstanding way to engage your community in a conversation about women’s issues. Read more »