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Legal Advocacy Fund

Chair: Janna Whearty, 546-9190, Email                      




The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Sex discrimination today takes a variety of forms: unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can affect both women and men. LAF addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change.  At the local level, AAUW branches provide programs to raise awareness of sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus, equal pay, salary negotiation and Title IX. 

The Poughkeepsie Branch makes an annual contribution to AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund, which is part of the AAUW national organization. On a national level, LAF provides case support, education about your rights on campus or in the workplace, and provides grants for those branches who wish to offer programs on these subjects. For more information, please visit  http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/legal-resources/

If you would like to make a contribution to the Legal Advocacy Fund, please click HERE>>

 Updates on LAF Cases

For the recent updates on the work of the Legal Advocacy Fund, please visit Legal Advocacy Fund cases at http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/legal-resources/strategic-case-support/laf-cases/ or visit AAUW's blog at http://www.aauw.org/blog/


Evvie Currie Giving Circle

Evvie Currie Giving Circle

The Evvie Currie Campus Outreach Giving Circle supports local branches in their efforts to provide programs on college campuses that further the work of the Legal Advocacy Fund. All grants from this fund are used in New York State.  If you would like your contribution to go directly to this fund use the following link: http://www.aauwpoughkeepsie.org/uploads/PDFs/2014/AAUW_General_donation_form.pdf


Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW has volunteered at the Hudson Valley Ribfest for 12 years.  The Highland Rotary offers us this chance to volunteer our time to support AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF).  Your volunteer hours earn LAF cash based on the total hours worked.  Check back next summer for details for 2017.




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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Feb 3, 2017