January 11, 2017

An Assault on Our Rights: Donald Trump’s Cabinet Nominees

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated a cabinet that is determined to roll back our rights. These nominees personify the agenda conservatives are pushing to control our bodies, our freedom, our economic security, and our future. During

February 17, 2017

#MyBlackHistory Has Been and Still Is Fighting for the Right to Learn

This post originally appeared on Education Post. Black History Month reminds us that Black history is American history and more importantly it is our present. Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator and activist who championed women’s

February 17, 2017

#WinsforWomen: Florida Supreme Court Rules that Mandatory Abortion Delay Law is “Likely Unconstitutional”

On Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court continued to block a 2015 law that created medically unnecessary delays before a woman could obtain an abortion. If enforced, the law would require a woman to wait at least

February 16, 2017

Let’s Invest in Children, Families, and Child Care Workers

On Monday, President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met at the White House. At the suggestion of Canadian officials, they hosted a roundtable and announced the creation of Canada-United States Council for Advancement

February 16, 2017

#WorstTBTEver: When There Were “Winners and Losers” in Health Care

In the past week, constituents across the country—in Tennessee, Utah, California, Florida, and more—have shown up to Congressional town hall meetings to express their concerns about plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known

January 11, 2017

Day 1: Sen. Sessions’ Record Speaks Louder Than Anything He Said Yesterday

Over the course of more than three decades, Senator Sessions has been nothing if not consistent. For example, he described Roe v. Wade as one of the worst, “colossally erroneous Supreme Court decisions of all time”

February 14, 2017

How to Fight Back With Betsy DeVos in Charge of the Department of Education

Last week, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next Secretary of Education. You heard that right. An unqualified profiteer with a record of opposing civil rights for students will now be in charge of promoting equal

February 14, 2017

Congress is Voting to Help Employers Cover Up Sexual Harassment

The Trump Administration and Congress are about to roll back regulations providing important worker protections, including the right to fight discrimination and sexual harassment in court. Last year, the Obama Administration issued regulations implementing an executive

February 10, 2017

Puzder’s Anti-Abortion Crusade Is One More Reason Women Can’t Trust Him

Prior to building a brand on objectifying women as CEO of CKE Restaurants, Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder otherwise concerned himself with women’s bodies, as a leader in the movement to restrict women’s reproductive rights.   In

February 9, 2017

#WorstTBTEver: When There Was an Unmet Need for Birth Control Coverage

In this week’s #WorstTBTEver blog series, we are discussing one of the most popular and successful provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare: the birth control benefit. The ACA’s birth control benefit

February 9, 2017

#WinsforWomen: Momentum Building in Oklahoma as Abortion Restrictions Stall

In the first step in what will hopefully be the road to defeat, two bills that would restrict abortion access in Oklahoma stalled in committee yesterday. Return to the 1950’s In a throwback to the 1950’s

February 9, 2017

Andrew Puzder Won’t Work for Women

This piece originally appeared in US News & World Report on February 8, 2017. Only weeks ago, women took to the streets across the country and sent a resounding message: They will hold the Trump administration

February 9, 2017

NWLC Decries Confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General

Yesterday, in a disappointing 52-47 vote, the Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the U.S. Attorney General, despite his deep and broad record of hostility to the key laws that he will be charged with

February 8, 2017

President Trump’s Promise That Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch Is In the Mold of Justice Scalia Spells Trouble for Women

When President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, he promised to nominate a justice “in the mold” of Justice Scalia.  What does that mean