On June 18th, 2015, CWLC was honored to recognize Dolores Huerta, Lilly Ledbetter and Peg Yorkin at the 2015 Pursuit of Justice Awards held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Thank you to those of you who attended and our event sponsors who helped acknowledge our honorees commitment to creating equal opportunities for all.
It was fitting that on Equal Pay Day, the California Women’s Law Center announced our legendary honorees for the 2015 Pursuit of Justice Awards luncheon.
These remarkable SHEroes have been lifelong trailblazers for equal pay and equal rights, their names synonymous with the fight for fairness and opportunity for all.
Dolores Huerta has been an advocate for social justice and equality on behalf of workers, immigrants, women and youth. As President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, she has fostered female leaders and influenced legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights across the country. She received the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012 and the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Bill Clinton in 1998.
Lilly Ledbetter is an equal pay activist, whose courageous fight against her former employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., prompted President Barack Obama to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. She released her book “Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond” in 2012.
Peg Yorkin, Chair of the Board and co-founder of the Feminist Majority Foundation, has fought tirelessly for decades to ensure women are healthy, safe and able to pursue their dreams. Her work has included advocating for women to have access to all forms of birth control in America and supporting the needs of women and girls in Afghanistan.
Celebrating their amazing work provided a very inspirational and motivating atmosphere and added momentum to CWLC’s ability to continue to advocate, train and litigate on behalf of women and girls!
Thank You to Our 2015 Sponsors
PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSOR
Chris Hollinger / Sleeping Lion, Inc.
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP
Proskauer Rose, LLP
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
Consumer Attorneys of California
Christa M. Demeke
Jenner & Block, LLP
Law Offices of Victor L. George
Pepper Hamilton, LLP
The Rosenthal Family Foundation | Jamie Wolf and Nancy Stephens
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
Arnold & Porter, LLP
Tony Blain | Blain & Associates
Samantha A. Caldwell
FEM Law Group
Girardi | Keese, Amy Solomon
Anna Menedjian | Sizemore Law Firm
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Olivarez Madruga, LLP
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Reed & Davidson, LLP
Christine Spagnoli | Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Lois and Jim Thompson
United Nurses Association of California / Union of Health Care Professionals
Former State Controller Steve Westly
Hon. Georgia Mercer
The Winston & Strawn Foundation
Additional photos from the event can be viewed on CWLC’s Facebook page.
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