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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

January 11, 2016

Women’s Economic Security is On the Line in Supreme Court Case That Threatens Public Sector Unions

For Immediate Release:  January 11, 2016 Contact:  Maria Patrick ( Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, in which the plaintiffs seek to overturn a nearly 40-year-old Court precedent

January 8, 2016

Unemployment rate for single mothers lowest in 15 years, NWLC analysis shows

The following is a quote from Emily Martin, Vice-President and General Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center: “Today’s strong jobs report bodes well for the future. The economy is on the move and the gains

January 5, 2016

NWLC Submits Amicus Brief on Behalf of 48 Organizations in Supreme Court Abortion Case That Has Direct Impact on Women’s Economic Security

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett submitted an amicus brief on behalf of 48 organizations in the Supreme Court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. This

December 18, 2015

NWLC Reacts To 2016 Tax and Budget Bill: On Balance, Significant Gains for Women and Their Families

Contact:  Maria Patrick ( The following is a statement by Nancy Duff Campbell, NWLC Co-President: “After weeks of debate, the tax and budget agreement delivers key gains for women and their families.  It makes permanent critical

December 4, 2015

For Communities of Color, Recovery Still Far Off, Says NWLC

(Washington, DC) Today the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its November jobs report. The following is a quote from Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security, National Women’s Law Center: “Would policymakers be talking about

December 3, 2015

Secretary of Defense Opens All Jobs Including Ground Combat Positions to Women

The following is a statement by Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center: “It’s a thrilling day for women serving in the military—and for women across the country. We applaud today’s announcement that

December 2, 2015

Vigilance Needed To Ensure Education Bill Does Not Fail Disadvantaged Students

(Washington, D.C.) This week, Congress will vote on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which holds states and school districts accountable for using federal education funds to

December 1, 2015

The National Women’s Law Center Stands With Planned Parenthood

The National Women’s Law Center stands with Planned Parenthood after the horrific attack that took place in Colorado Springs last Friday.

November 13, 2015

NWLC Submits Amicus Brief In Supreme Court Case Seeking To Weaken Public Sector Unions

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights and 70 other organizations supporting civil rights and economic opportunity, including the Human Rights Campaign and the NAACP Legal

November 13, 2015

Supreme Court Will Hear High-Stakes Abortion Case

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, a challenge to parts of Texas’ clinic shutdown law, which imposes medically unnecessary, burdensome requirements on women’s health care