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March 24, 2017

A Victory for Women’s Health – the American Health Care Act is Withdrawn

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the budget reconciliation proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was withdrawn. The ACA repeal bill contained provisions that would have deeply harmed women’s health and economic

March 23, 2017

NWLC President-Elect Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

Confirmation of Gorsuch would put women’s health, employment opportunities, and more at grave risk (Washington, D.C.) Today, NWLC’s Senior Vice President for Program and President-elect, Fatima Goss Graves, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the

March 20, 2017

Reported Gorsuch Statements Show Disqualifying Disregard for Women’s Workplace Rights, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) A former law student of Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch has submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee alleging that he made a series of comments asserting that women manipulate employers by

March 16, 2017

NWLC Reacts to President Trump’s Budget Blueprint that Slashes Critical Funding Women and Families Depend on

(Washington, D.C.)  President Trump’s budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year was released this morning. It proposes a broad array of cuts that will hurt millions of women and families. The following is a statement by

March 6, 2017

Supreme Court’s Decision to not Hear a Major Case on Transgender Rights is a Blow to Transgender Students, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today the Supreme Court decided to send a major case on transgender rights—G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board—back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals after the Trump Administration last week withdrew its guidance

March 3, 2017

NWLC Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in Support of 17-year-old Male Trans Student Barred from Using Boys’ Bathrooms at his Virginia High School

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and law firm Mayer Brown LLP submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court late yesterday in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board—challenging the school board’s policy that bars transgender students

February 23, 2017

Fatima Goss Graves Appointed Next CEO and President of the National Women’s Law Center; Co-Presidents Greenberger and Campbell Stepping Down in July

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center, a preeminent advocate for advancing equality and opportunity for women and girls, said today that it has named Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC Senior Vice

February 22, 2017

NWLC Reacts to Administration’s Removal of Guidance on Transgender Students

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education removed its guidance on transgender students that had been put into place under the Obama Administration in May, 2016. The guidance clarified that transgender students should have a safe

February 15, 2017

NWLC Reacts to Andrew Puzder Withdrawing his Nomination for Secretary of Labor

(Washington, D.C.) Today Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration as Secretary of Labor. The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We are deeply gratified that the voices

February 15, 2017

Puzder’s Record Reveals He Is a Threat to Working Women, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Tomorrow the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is scheduled to hold its confirmation hearing for Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor. The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President

February 14, 2017

Two-Thirds of the Nearly 8 Million Women at Risk of Losing Coverage if ACA is Repealed are Women of Color, New NWLC Analysis Reveals

(Washington, D.C.) More than 5 million of the nearly 8 million women who could lose health coverage if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed are women of color, according to new state-by-state analyses and interactive

January 31, 2017

NWLC Opposes Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The following are quotes from Marcia D. Greenberger and Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-Presidents of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Donald Trump has repeatedly pledged that his Supreme Court nominees would vote to overturn