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Causes: Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Legal Services, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: Legal Voice pursues justice for all women and girls in the Northwest, through ground-breaking legislation, legislative advocacy, and educational tools to help individuals understand their rights.

Target demographics: Women in the northwest including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Montana.

Programs: The Legal Voice Litigation Program brings cases that change the law throughout several states in the Northwest. In addition, we participate as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in cases affecting women throughout the nation, and provide assistance in litigation, legislation, and advocacy to organizations and attorneys throughout the region. In 2009, we were part of eight lawsuits including suits that protected women for harassment and sexual assault from their landlords; protected all Washingtonians access to their prescribed medications by ensuring that pharmacies may not refuse to fill prescriptions based on a pharmacist’s personal beliefs; protected the health and safety of incarcerated women by suing to stop the shackling of pregnant women in labor; and ended the cycle of abuse in a domestic violent relationship that carried on in the courts.

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