May 20, 2016

New Overtime Rules Are a Victory for 6.4 Million Women

Big news from the Department of Labor: final regulations released this week will ensure that millions more working people across the country are eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work over 40 hours per week.

May 27, 2016

Preschool Access Shouldn’t Depend on Where A Family Lives

We know that the early years of a child’s life are critical to their future success. To truly support young children, families must have access to a variety of early learning opportunities that meet parents’ and

May 27, 2016

Senator Hatch Reacts to Meeting with Judge Garland…That Hasn’t Happened Yet

Senator Orrin Hatch hasn’t yet met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but you wouldn’t know that if you saw his op-ed published on the Deseret News website yesterday morning. In the op-ed (which has since

May 26, 2016

Ensuring Women’s Access to Birth Control at Pharmacies isn’t Blocked by Objecting Pharmacists

Seamless access to birth control is a critical health and economic issue for women. Birth control helps reduce unintended pregnancy, which can have negative consequences for both women and their children. When a woman is able

May 24, 2016

SCOTUS Green v. Brennan Decision a Victory for Working Women

It was clarity, common sense, and civil rights for the win yesterday when the Supreme Court announced its decision in Green v. Brennan (“Green”). And in this case—as is often the case— when the three Cs

May 19, 2016

#whitewashedOUT is About AAPI Invisibility in Every Sense

Do you see yourself reflected in movie or TV characters? The last time I related to a character onscreen was back in 1998 when I saw Disney’s Mulan, where the protagonist disguises herself as a man

May 20, 2016

New Overtime Rules Are a Victory for 6.4 Million Women

Big news from the Department of Labor: final regulations released this week will ensure that millions more working people across the country are eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work over 40 hours per week.

May 19, 2016

#whitewashedOUT is About AAPI Invisibility in Every Sense

Do you see yourself reflected in movie or TV characters? The last time I related to a character onscreen was back in 1998 when I saw Disney’s Mulan, where the protagonist disguises herself as a man

May 18, 2016

What the Senate Did – And Did Not Do – on Monday

On Monday,  the Senate confirmed Paula Xinis to a seat on the District of Maryland.  The confirmation vote was notable for a number of reasons.  First, a conservative legal group – and consequently, a number of Republican

May 17, 2016

The Supreme Court and Birth Control, 
A Thorny Affair

It’s been a long five years. There have been heated congressional hearings, multiple rounds of rulemaking, a ridiculous number of court cases and decisions (including several trips to the Supreme Court), and underhanded legislative attacks. All.

May 17, 2016

NWLC Meeting Spotlights Family, Friend and Neighbor Child Care

Last week the National Women’s Law Center had the pleasure of convening organizations from across the country that work to support family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care providers. These FFN providers play an essential role

May 12, 2016

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is a must read for anyone who has loved, known, taught, considered or judged a Black girl. The book powerfully addresses pushout, which is the structural racism and

May 10, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Receives Questionnaire from Supreme Court Nominee Judge Garland

Today, Senate Judiciary Committee members received a questionnaire detailing Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s credentials, education, and legal experience. The questionnaire is a standard document that nominees to federal judicial positions complete in advance of

May 10, 2016

Victory for Birth Control in Maryland!

There are many wonderful things about my home state of Maryland, but today I’m very proud to say that .  The Maryland Contraceptive Equity Act of 2016 makes sure that women have insurance coverage of the