TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund

$22,074,021 of $22.5M goal

Raised by 21,503 people in 11 months
Created December 20, 2017
The sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault that has been reported and come to light over the last two months have been equal parts terrifying and illuminating. We stand with all those who have endured sexual harassment: those who have come forward and those who have decided to remain quiet. It’s time for change, and we must act now.

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 availably of funds.

 The Fund will ultimately be housed at and administrated 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 will 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, working in partnership with The Direct Impact Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will help launch 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.

Time’s Up.

The need here is so great, so we'll continue to raise our goal as the campaign continues.

The maximum donation we can accept online through GoFundMe is $50,000. If you'd like to donate more than $50,000 OR want to donate by check or wire transfer, please see below:

Check: Please make checks (minimum $5,000) payable to Direct Impact Fund with a memo of "TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund" and mail to Direct Impact Fund 3756 W Ave 40, Suite K, #507 Los Angeles, CA 90065. To donate less than $5,000, please click the red Donate Now button above to donate online.

Wire transfer: To send a wire transfer (minimum $5,000), please contact GoFundMe for wire transfer steps at support@gofundme.com using "TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund" as the exact email subject line. To donate less than $5,000, please click the red Donate Now button above to donate online.

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For resources, guidance, or more information, please visit: http://www.timesupnow.com/
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Thank you so much for your generous support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The National Women’s Law Center is honored to house and administer this Fund, and your support will help women who have experienced sexual harassment and assault at work find justice.

The National Women’s Law Center ( http://www.nwlc.org/) is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls in the United States. For more than 45 years, our talented staff of attorneys, researchers, experts, and advocates has championed national and state policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives and fought in the courts to make the promise of justice a reality. We’ve been on the frontlines of every major advance for women and girls since our founding in 1972, and we’re working to ensure that we achieve lasting legal change to prevent and remedy sexual harassment at work, at school, and throughout our society.

Your support of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund will help connect individuals facing sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace or in trying to advance their careers with legal and public relations assistance. It will help defray the costs of legal representation and public relations help in select cases, based on priority criteria and availability of funds. Your support is already helping provide the most vulnerable women in the workplace — disproportionately women of color and women in low-wage jobs — with a place to turn for legal resources. So far, more than 1,000 individuals have contacted us with their stories about sexual harassment, and we are connecting them with the hundreds of TIME’S UP attorneys in our network. By supporting these individual women seeking justice at work, case by case we will change the systems that allow abuse and discrimination to occur on the job and elsewhere.

You can help us build on this amazing momentum by spreading the word about the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. Ask your friends and family if they can support the fund ( https://www.gofundme.com/timesup), too. Share the sign-up form ( https://nwlc.org/join-the-legal-network/) with any attorneys you know who may want to give their expertise and time. And if you know someone who has been harassed at work, send them the link to our legal assistance form ( https://nwlc.org/legal-assistance/).

Sexual harassment is an exercise of power. It is used to enforce and perpetuate gender inequity at work and to reinforce other power disparities — including against people of color, immigrants, and LGBTQ people.

But collectively, we’re now exercising our power to put an end to sexual harassment. And with your support, we’re ready.

Thank you again.

In solidarity,

Fatima Goss Graves
President and CEO
National Women’s Law Center

To receive emails about the work of the National Women’s Law Center, sign up for its email list ( http://bit.ly/2oA761m).
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$22,074,021 of $22.5M goal

Raised by 21,503 people in 11 months
Created December 20, 2017
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