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May 3, 2016

NWLC Files Groundbreaking Complaint Against D.C. Hospital for Discriminating Against an Abortion Provider

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), with co-counsel Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLC, has filed a complaint on behalf of Dr. Diane J. Horvath-Cosper, an OB-GYN and Family Planning Fellow, against a Washington, D.C.

April 26, 2016

Women’s Low-Wage Jobs Will Lead Job Growth Over Next Decade, NWLC Analysis Shows

(Washington, D.C.) The five jobs with the largest projected growth in the next decade are primarily female-dominated and low-wage, according to new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census data by the National Women’s Law

April 4, 2016

Wage Gap Costs Women More Than $430,000 Over a Career, NWLC Analysis Shows

Losses for Latinas more than $1 million; for African American women more than $877,000 (Washington, D.C.) Based on today’s wage gap, a woman starting her career now will lose $430,480 over a 40-year career, new NWLC

March 29, 2016

Supreme Court Hands a Victory To Public Sector Unions and Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed, by an equally divided vote, the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The one-sentence per

March 23, 2016

Women’s Health and Economic Security on the Line in High Stakes Contraceptive Coverage Case

Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments Today (Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case involving challenges brought by religiously-affiliated non-profit organizations against the

March 16, 2016

NWLC Praises President Obama for his Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today praised President Obama for his timely nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court. “The President today fulfilled his constitutional responsibility and nominated an

March 16, 2016

House Budget Plan Jeopardizes the Economic Security of Women and Their Families, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the Chair of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), released his budget plan for Fiscal Year 2017 and beyond. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Vice

February 18, 2016

NWLC Submits Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Contraception Case That Puts Women’s Health and Economic Security On the Line

(Washington, D.C.) Late yesterday, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, submitted an amicus brief on behalf of 68 organizations in the Supreme Court case Zubik v.

February 14, 2016

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Justice Antonin Scalia’s Death

The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-Presidents of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The National Women’s Law Center extends its condolences to the family, colleagues, and friends of

February 9, 2016

President Obama’s Budget Makes Necessary Investments in Women & Families, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) President Obama’s final budget lays the groundwork for the success of women and families. It makes major investments in early child care and education and funds new initiatives to reduce child hunger. It expands

January 29, 2016

NWLC Applauds New Pay Data Collection Rule That Will Help Uncover and End Pay Discrimination

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2016 Contact: Maria Patrick ( or Alicia Gurrieri ( (Washington, D.C.) Today, President Obama announced a new initiative that will strengthen the enforcement of equal pay laws. Employers with 100 employees

January 28, 2016

Low-wage Work Conditions Too Often Set Parents and Children Up to Fail, NWLC Report Shows

The characteristics typical of many low-wage jobs—including low pay, unpredictable schedules, inadequate work hours, and lack of access to paid sick or family leave—set working parents and their children up to fail, according to a new