The Trump Administration is proposing radical policy changes that will make it exponentially more difficult for immigrants to enter the U.S. and become lawful permanent residents if they use public benefits.
This dangerous and discriminatory rule will force immigrant families to choose between meeting basic needs and keeping their families together in this country. This move is part of the Administration's devious plan to further reduce the number of immigrants in the United States—now they ar...


Calling all recent and soon-to-be law school grads! Legal Voice is seeking fellowship proposals for 2019-2021, and the deadline is approaching.

Specifically, we invite proposals that aim to advance the rights of women and LGBTQ workers in low-wage industries such as domestic work, hotel work, restaurant work, and other industries where women and LGBTQ people are disproportionately employed. We have an explicit focus on advancing the rights and economic security of women of color, given signific...


The Legal Voice staff have been so lucky to have Maddy Rasmussen with us during her junior and senior years as she worked diligently to create The Safe Place Project, a website mapping abortion clinics across the United States.

"I’ve always had an interest in women’s rights, but it wasn’t until I started this internship that I realized how difficult it can be for women to receive abortion care,” said Maddy. “I wanted to ease that burden by creating a simple, easy-to-use website where women could...


Happy Pride Month! We have so much to celebrate: pride in our identities, pride in our community, and pride in all that we've accomplished together.

Here is a sampling of the great events happening in the Northwest:

Volunteer Park Pride Festival

Saturday, June 10, 12-7pm

Seattle, WA

Seattle Pride March
Sunday, June 11, 11am - 4pm

Seattle, WA

OutSpokane Festival

Saturday, June 10, from noon-10pm

Spokane, WA

Big Sky Pride Fest

Saturday, June 17, 1-6pm

Billings, MT

Boise Pridefest

Saturday, June 17, noon-4pm



Will you change lives today?

With your support, Legal Voice identifies and fixes gaps in the law that leave survivors without the protection they need. Together, we change lives.

Have you heard about Maresa? After splitting with her abusive partner, Maresa sought a parenting plan to help provide certainty and safety for their two children. The law is designed to protect people in Maresa's exact situation.

But instead of following the law, the judge refused to include the father's history of domesti...


Limited service pregnancy centers—also known as "crisis pregnancy centers"—are not medical clinics, but non-profit organizations, usually religiously affiliated, that are dedicated to opposing abortion. They use strategic advertising to appeal to people seeking free assistance when facing an unintended pregnancy, and establish themselves with social service agencies as an appropriate referral for pregnant people seeking a full range of options.

What they don't advertise is that they are not...


Do you believe in a world where every woman and girl enjoys economic, social, and political equality? Are you interested in being part of an organization that, for over 35 years, has reached toward that goal? Are you willing to give your time, energy, and fundraising skills to help achieve gender equality in the Pacific Northwest? If so, read on!

Legal Voice has improved the lives of millions of individuals through groundbreaking litigation, landmark legislation championing the cause of justice...



Volunteers make Legal Voice possible. Their contributions multiply our impact to improve the lives of women and families in the Northwest—we simply couldn't do our work without them!


In celebration of Pro Bono Week, we'd like to thank our cooperating counsel, pro bono attorneys, and members of our policy workgroups and research committee:


Lauren Akamine • Sara Amies • Winnie Andersen • Joshua Bam • Maren Bam • Joyce Bamberger


Inessa Baram-Blackwell • Kathy Barnard • Amanda Beane • Kristina Ben...


YOU gave BIG, and now it's our turn: we're giving BIG thanks.


Thanks to YOU, GiveBIG brought in a record $16.3 million for more than 1,600 regional nonprofits yesterday! And YOU raised more than $40,000 for our work committed to creating positive change in our community. With the added stretch from The Seattle Foundation, Legal Voice will receive almost $44,000!


We are honored to be a part of this tremendous regional effort and are deeply thankful for your support. With your generosity, we fight...

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