Knowing that an estimated four-fifths of poor Americans are unable to access the legal services they need because they can’t afford the cost, NOW and Legal Momentum have teamed up again to create the SYMS|Legal Momentum Helpline—which provides free information, assistance and referrals to women and girls facing discrimination and harassment at work, in school and at home.
Author: Toni Van Pelt
Toni Van Pelt is a longtime feminist activist and president of the National Organization for Women. Spurred to action by attacks on reproductive rights in her home state of Florida, Toni has served in leadership positions at all levels of NOW since 1989; she was previously president of Florida NOW, director of NOW’s southeast region, a national board member and treasurer of the Upper Pinellas chapter. Toni is co-founder, president and public policy director for the Institute for Science and Human Values and former vice president and public policy director of the Center for Inquiry.
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