What we believe.
We believe that all women and LGBTQ people should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy. To this end, we work in the Northwest’s courtrooms, legislatures, and communities – creating and enforcing strong, equitable laws and empowering people to know their rights.
Legal Voice believes that all people facing gender discrimination should be able to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy.
We want to co-create a world where we are each seen in our full humanity and thrive in communities free from oppression and racism.
We are guided by these values:
We value meaningful, strategic advances in law and policy that promote women’s rights and social justice.
Respect for People of All Genders
We understand that gender is not binary, and that all women, transgender people, and gender non-conforming people are entitled to live with dignity and to be treated with respect. We fight for their rights and equality.
We value the ability and agility to attack injustice using diverse approaches and strategies.
We value and honor the risks our clients take when they defend and assert their rights; we are fierce and bold advocates alongside them.
We honor and support the self-determination of communities of color and marginalized communities, and aim to build the power of these communities
We value building authentic relationships with and being accountable to communities of color and other marginalized communities.
We are guided by anti-racist values
We value collaboration, and recognize that respectful partnership with Northwest communities and national allies is essential to achieving our vision.
We recognize that the legal system has harmed people who are marginalized by race, class, immigration status, gender identity, sexual orientation, youth, and other statuses. We strive to ensure that the people most affected by injustices have a voice finding the solutions.
Respect in the Workplace
We value the individuals in our workplace, and honor their commitment to social justice work as well as to their personal lives and families. We strive to make our workplace inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the social change we seek.
We all have a role in making gender equity a reality. You can advance and protect the rights of women and LGBTQ people in the Northwest by: