DECEMBER 2018 UPDATE
In the year since its launch, more than 3,700 people from all 50 states and D.C. have sought legal help from the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, and that number grows every day.
Nearly 800 attorneys have joined the network so far. Some are taking cases pro bono or at a reduced rate and some are receiving TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund support to help defray some fees and costs. This will enable many people who could not otherwise afford an attorney to get legal help. The fund has already allocated more than $5 million to 75 cases ranging from a dollar store cashier in Brooklyn to fire department paramedics in Chicago. Please see the TIME’s UP Legal Defense Fund’s Annual Report here for more details on 2018. Because of you, so many women—and men—are now able to speak out and insist on safe, fair and dignified workplaces. But there is still so much more to do, and we need your help to continue this vital work.
The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund connects those who experience sexual harassment, abuse or related retaliation in the workplace or trying to advance their careers with legal and public relations assistance. The money raised will help defray legal and public relations costs in select cases based on criteria and availability of funds.
The Fund is housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national women’s rights legal organization. A network of lawyers and public relations professionals across the country work with the Center’s Legal Network for Gender Equity to provide assistance to those ready to stand up. Access to prompt and comprehensive legal and communications help will mean empowerment for these individuals and long term growth for our culture and communities as a whole.
Tax-deductible donations made to our GoFundMe campaign will go to the TIME’S UP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which supports the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. Previously, tax-deductible donations to the GoFundMe campaign were directed to The Direct Impact Fund, a 510(c)(3) nonprofit which helped launched the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
Thank you for joining this movement - for your contribution, for sharing this campaign with others, and for standing together with us, so that all people can live free from sexual harassment and violence.
The voices of those affected in every industry have been silenced for too long. From everyday people in the service industry, to farmers and businesspeople, to the entertainment and media industry and beyond, stand with us and let your voice be heard.
The need here is so great, so we'll continue to raise our goal as the campaign continues.
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