In 2002, the Women’s Law Project, the only public interest law firm in Pennsylvania devoted to women’s rights, opened an office in Pittsburgh so we could more directly serve and support the women of Western Pennsylvania. We are proud of all the work we’ve been able to accomplish in the region over the past thirteen years to advance and protect women’s and girls’ rights.
We hope that you can help sustain our work by coming to our party on May 1st at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Pittsburgh’s Grand Ballroom.
We call our annual party “Rights to Realities” because that is what we try to do—translate, leverage and improve the law so that it benefits the working people, and especially women, of Pennsylvania. So often, women’s rights exist on paper or in a textbook, but are not protected in practice. We litigate high-impact cases to clarify and advance women’s rights, advocate for evidence-based policy and legislative solutions, and educate constituents on legal issues that affect women’s health and economic security.
Because the Women’s Law Project is a non-profit organization and does not charge for its legal services, we need your support in order to help sustain our work and keep making rights become realities. We have been working incredibly hard this year to promote and protect women’s health and economic security, and we do it all on private foundation grants and the generosity of individual supporters like you.
We’ve been busy planning an amazing party. Guests can look forward to several fantastic silent and live-auction items (to be auctioned off by our entertaining and charismatic celebrity guest auctioneer, former Pennsylvania state Representative Erin Molchany), live jazz music, delicious food and drinks, and of course the opportunity to mingle and celebrate with over 200 fellow women’s rights supporters.
We’ll also announce the much-anticipated “winner” of our annual “Say What?” contest. For our “Say What?” contest, we collect unbelievably sexist things said about women—by real people, in public—and you vote for the worst. After we count up the votes, we send the “winner” a little something to let them know what the good people of Pennsylvania think of their views of women.