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January 31, 2017

NWLC Files Amicus Brief in Support of 16-year-old Male Trans Student Barred from Using Boys’ Bathrooms at His Wisconsin High School

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and law firm Mayer Brown LLP submitted an amicus brief late yesterday afternoon in Whitaker v. Kenosha Unified School District that challenges the school district’s decision to exclude

January 28, 2017

NWLC Assails New Executive Orders on Immigration

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The following is a statement by NWLC Senior Vice President for Program, Fatima Goss Graves: “President Donald Trump’s ban on immigration and detention of refugees and other visitors from countries with a majority Muslim

January 26, 2017

Victory in Sex Discrimination Complaints Brought by NWLC: After Investigation by HHS, Employers Change Policies

(Washington, D.C.) In response to sex discrimination complaints filed by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, four institutions have ended

January 25, 2017

The Executive Orders on Immigration Divide Families, Undercut our Economy, and Fracture our Country, says NWLC

The following is a statement by NWLC Senior Vice President for Program, Fatima Goss Graves: “It took less than a week for President Trump to launch an unprecedented attack on immigrants who live and work in

January 24, 2017

House Passes Dangerous, Restrictive Abortion Bill

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 7 (H.R. 7), which seeks to take insurance coverage of abortion away from women. H.R. 7 is a dangerous and misleading bill that effectively bans insurers

January 23, 2017

NWLC Joins Lawsuit against Pennsylvania High School for Failing to Address Harassment against a Black Female Student

Pennridge High School in Perkasie, Pa. violated the law by not responding to race- and sex-based harassment that drove only Black 9th grader out of school. (Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) joined a

January 17, 2017

Confirmation of Tom Price as Secretary of Health & Human Services would be Dangerous to Women’s Health and Well-Being, says NWLC

The following is a quote by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Tom Price has a record of leading the charge to dismantle the very programs most essential to protecting the

January 17, 2017

Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education would be a Blow to Students, says NWLC

The following is a statement by Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center (NLWC): “If Betsy DeVos is confirmed as Secretary of Education, America’s students will suffer—especially our girls and young women. DeVos’s

January 9, 2017

Confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General Would Threaten the Rights of Women, says NWLC

“No window dressing can camouflage the simple fact that the confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions as Attorney General would seriously threaten the rights of women and their families. Senator Session’s record on women’s legal rights and

December 20, 2016

Health Experts Reaffirm Importance of ACA’S Women’s Preventive Services

(Washington D.C.) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) updated the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) set of women’s preventive services that are required to be covered by insurance

December 16, 2016

Obama Appoints Two Outstanding Public Servants to the United States Commission on Civil Rights

(Washington, D.C) Yesterday, President Obama appointed Catherine E. Lhamon and Debo P. Adegbile as commissioners to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Catherine E. Lhamon is currently Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S.

December 12, 2016

NWLC Decries Senate Obstruction of Garland Nomination

The Senate ended its session late Friday without taking action on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February, 2016.