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 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

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 23, 2017

Take Your Tiny Hands Off Maternity Coverage!

The vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and strip away health coverage from millions of individuals has been delayed as the wrangling about how much health care to take away continues.  And we’re here

March 23, 2017

Acosta’s Testimony Fails to Clarify Views on Labor Policies Crucial to Women

Two months after President Trump’s inauguration, the Senate finally held a hearing for his second nominee for Secretary of Labor, R. Alexander Acosta. (Trump’s first nominee, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration the day before

March 22, 2017

NWLC Issues Report on Judge Gorsuch’s Record on Women’s Legal Rights

Today, NWLC released its report on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record on women’s legal rights.  President Trump’s nomination of Judge Gorsuch followed his repeated and unprecedented commitments as to the kind of individual he would nominate as a

March 22, 2017

ACA Repeal Bill Relies on Stereotypes to Punish Poor Families

Late Monday night, as part of their fast-track effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), some members of the House of Representatives Rules Committee revealed a final package of changes—known as “The Manager’s Amendment”—to the

March 21, 2017

She Inspires Me: Misty Copeland

As a woman of color, the months of February and March hold a very special place in my heart because I get to celebrate phenomenal people in history who represent the two most important parts of

March 21, 2017

Judge Gorsuch Refuses to Affirm Settled Law Prohibiting Pregnancy Discrimination

Today in his confirmation hearing, when questioned about allegations that he previously suggested women manipulate employers by failing to disclose their plans to become pregnant, Judge Gorsuch refused to say that he believed it would be

March 20, 2017

Wins for Women in Texas and Mississippi Illustrate the Supreme Court’s Importance to Women

In June 2016 – in the case of Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt – the Supreme Court struck down two Texas abortion restrictions that, under the guise of protecting women’s health, specifically targeted abortion and abortion

March 20, 2017

Confirmation Hearings for Neil Gorsuch Start Today

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court begin.  Senators are expected to give opening statements today, beginning with Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein