Legal Advocacy

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

Engage Your Community — Screen a Movie!

Screening a film like The Invisible War, Miss Representation, or Granny’s Got Game is an outstanding way to engage your community in a conversation about women’s issues. Showing a movie is also an excellent recruitment opportunity, because people get to learn about what you do and how important AAUW’s work is. Read more »

LAF Express — September 2013

New LAF Program Manager Mollie Lam Joins AAUW Greetings! I am thrilled to join AAUW as the new LAF Program Manager. As an attorney with a background in advocacy for […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   September 15, 2013

LAF Update — Summer 2013

In the summer 20123 edition of the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) print newsletter, the AAUW Boise Area (ID) Branch talks about using a Campus Outreach Grants to launch a Title […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   August 27, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

A Strong Showing: Making a Rally Uber Effective

A public rally can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW, generate media coverage, and raise awareness about a policy issue. Here are some tips and tricks for making your rally super effective (or uber effective!). Read more »

LAF Update

LAF Update provides details on cases adopted by the Legal Advocacy Fund. LAF Update is posted in PDF format. Read more »

  |   ,   |   July 28, 2013

LAF Update — Spring 2013

In the spring 2013 edition of the Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) print newsletter, LAF Program Manager Holly Kearl interviewed LeBlanc v. Trustees of Indiana University plaintiff Virginia LeBlanc to learn […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 27, 2013

LAF Express — May 2013

New information on supporting legislation that helps military sexual assault survivors, AAUW co-sponsoring a summit on military sexual assault, and engaging with LAF at the AAUW National Convention. Read more »

  |   ,   |   May 20, 2013

LAF Express — April 2013

A list of LAF-supported plaintiffs that will speak at AAUW state conventions, and update on Sexual Assault Awareness Month and a farewell from Holly Kearl, who is leaving LAF to […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   April 15, 2013

LAF Express — March 2013

The March 2013 e-newsletter LAF Express includes articles about how the AAUW Board of Directors voted to contribute $36,500 to seven on-going cases, updates on two LAF-supported military sexual assault […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 22, 2013

How to Write an Op-Ed

Did you know that more than 80 percent of newspaper op-eds are written by men? Use your voice to speak out on the issues you care about. Read more »