You may not know this, but there are only five state-based legal non-profits in the country that focus on advancing women’s and LGBT rights. Legal Voice is one of the oldest, but all of us have knowledge and experience of value to the others. So we decided to leverage that advantage, and we’re proud to announce that Legal Voice is convening The Alliance: State Advocates for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

The Alliance is a first-time collaboration among five regional women’s rights and gender equality centers across the country: Legal Voice, Gender Justice (Upper Midwest), Women’s Law Project (Pennsylvania), Southwest Women’s Law Center (New Mexico), and California Women’s Law Center. We formed The Alliance to strengthen our collective advocacy capacity, pursue pro-active state strategies to advance the rights of women and LGBT individuals, and create positive change on critical issues in Alliance states. While the legal and societal changes we aim to create are often limited by state lines, the issues themselves are universal.

While we’ve been working with these organizations for years, we are excited to have cemented our collaborative relationships so we can move forward as a united front. We look forward to sharing stories of progress and success with you!