March 19, 2017

Reported Gorsuch Statements Show Disqualifying Disregard for Women’s Workplace Rights

In a just-released letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a former student of Judge Gorsuch has alleged that last year, in the Legal Ethics and Professionalism course he taught at the University of Colorado, Judge Gorsuch

March 29, 2017

#WinsForWomen: Pregnancy Accommodation Bills Advance in 4 States—Some Politicians Do Still Care about Pregnant Women!

In the last few weeks we have heard a lot of male politicians saying pregnant women just don’t matter. Some politicians don’t think insurance plans should have to cover prenatal or maternity care because it doesn’t

March 29, 2017

Another Week, Another Attack on Women’s Health

Still smarting from their failed attempt last week to strip health coverage away from 24 million individuals–including many women—by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), conservative leaders are pushing for a Senate vote to strip away

March 29, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Record on Women’s Legal Rights

By Amy Matsui (National Women’s Law Center) & Sarah Lipton-Lubet (National Partnership for Women & Families) Judge Gorsuch’s record on women’s legal rights shows that time and time again, his approach to the law favors employers

March 29, 2017

Passage of Medicaid Expansion is a Major Win for Women in Kansas

Only a few days after the House failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Kansas state legislature has voted to expand Medicaid under the ACA.  Medicaid expansion was targeted in the failed ACA Repeal

March 7, 2017

What Does the Supreme Court’s Order in the Trans Discrimination Case Mean?

We got some bad news yesterday: the Supreme Court has sent G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, a case about trans students’ rights, back down to the appellate court for reconsideration. The case was scheduled to

March 28, 2017

Gorsuch’s Views on Chevron Matter for Women and Girls

If you’ve been watching the hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch this week, you could be forgiven for thinking the Senate Judiciary Committee really cares about gas stations. During its hearings on Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the

March 28, 2017

Trump Just Signed a Law Ditching Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

As promised, President Trump just signed into law a bill overturning the regulations implementing Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Because who wants to be paid fairly and be safe at work?! Um .

March 27, 2017

Victory! Obamacare IS the Law of the Land

The Affordable Care Act (ACA)—also called “Obamacare”—IS the law of the land. Last Friday, the leaders in the House of Representatives pulled the ACA repeal bill that would have stripped coverage from 24 million individuals—and we

March 27, 2017

Include Women in the Sequel: A Love Letter to the Schuyler Sisters

In honor of Women’s History Month, “She Inspires Me” is a series celebrating women whose current contributions to social, political, and cultural life are making history in the present. I will be the first to admit

March 24, 2017

What You Need to Know About the Anti-Women, Anti-LGBTQ Extremist Trump Put in Charge of the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services

On Thursday, the Trump Administration continued its trend of trying to roll back civil rights protections by appointing Roger Severino, formerly of the Heritage Foundation, to head the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department

March 24, 2017

My Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee

It was an honor to testify yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The National Women’s Law Center’s full

March 24, 2017

You Can Help New York Protect Women’s Access To Comprehensive Health Care That Includes Abortion!

If you are a New York resident and you’re looking for a way to help ensure access to abortion in your state, here it is. The New York Department of Financial Services has proposed a new

March 24, 2017

President Trump’s “Skinny Budget” Puts Families Last

Access to food, housing, affordable health care and education are what build the foundation of a nation of thriving families and individuals. Yet under President Trump’s “skinny budget,” the U.S. would be left with a crumbling