November 2, 2019

What Abortion Actually Is About

I’m going to be frank: I’m sick and tired of having to justify why we need to be able to get an abortion. I’m tired of the constant reasons we need to give and soul-baring we need to

June 9, 2021

Four Areas in the Biden Budget Plan That Support an Equitable Recovery

While the nation is starting to turn the corner from COVID-19, many women of color—and women generally—continue to struggle. Though the overall unemployment rate is declining, women of color continue to be unemployed at higher rates and nearly two million women

June 4, 2021

What Bennifer Means for Economic Recovery

If you’re like me, you have not been able to emotionally recover from the recent pictures of Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, better known as “Bennifer,” together again. I had so many feelings about the Bennifer rekindling: a flood of nostalgia and worry, the comforting sense that nature is healing and the world is coming

May 27, 2021

Title IX Prohibits Michigan State University from Eliminating Its Women’s Varsity Swim and Diving Team

On May 26, 2021, NWLC, along with co-counsel Legal Aid At Work and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, led a group of 25 other civil rights organizations in a Sixth Circuit amicus brief about sports and equity and math, oh my! In Balow v. Michigan State University, we filed in support of Sophia Balow and her varsity swim and diving teammates, who want to stop MSU from cutting

May 25, 2021

#Stopping Asian Hate? Why Not White Supremacy?

If we’re going to #StopAsianHate, we need to start by addressing our ongoing and dangerous entanglements with white supremacy. Just last month, a white man driven by fear and hatred murdered eight people, mostly Asian women.

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

May 21, 2021

Working for the Weekend: NWLC Files Amicus Brief in Support of Employees Denied Control Over Work Schedules

In May 2021, NWLC, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project, the ACLU of Texas, 41 organizations committed to civil rights, and our pro bono partners at Katz, Marshall & Banks filed an amicus brief in the Fifth

May 19, 2021

We Fight for Abortion Actually

The two of us have been defending abortion access over the last decade. In that same time frame, an extreme movement has used every single harmful tactic—from the extreme and hateful, to the backdoor and unconstitutional—to

May 17, 2021

But Really, Stop Asking Me Where I’m From

On my first day of kindergarten, not only did I get called four eyes because I wore coke bottle glasses, but I also got made fun of for the shape of my eyes while “ching, chong, ching” was

May 17, 2021

Taxing the Patriarchy Will Help Us Invest in Women & Families

As more people are getting vaccinated, friends and family are seeing each other for the first time in months, and many businesses and schools are starting to reopen, it feels like we’re turning a corner. While many are looking forward to going “back to normal,” it’s clear that we’re still

May 5, 2021

Three Recovery Plans, Three Child Care Bills. Let’s Break Them Down.

Are you confused about all the recovery plans and how they affect you?  You’re not alone.  American Rescue Plan! American Jobs Plan! American Families Plan!   Child Care for Working Families Act! Universal Child Care and Early

April 30, 2021

What Do Women Want for May Day? Unions—and the PRO Act.

As of 2020, approval for unions in the United States was at the highest point in 17 years—at 65%. For women, that number rises to 67%, and for people of color, to 70%. Nearly half of non-unionized workers say they would

April 30, 2021

What The American Families Plan Means for Women

Every working caregiver I know has at one point thought to themselves, “How can it be this hard?” The thought may have come to mind in the pre-dawn hours, rocking an early rising baby, ticking down the minutes

April 27, 2021

Fair Housing Wins Under the Biden Administration

April is National Fair Housing Month, a month to celebrate the passage of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) in April 1968. The FHA originally prohibited housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, or religion. During the Senate debate, Senator Edward Brooke shared his experience of returning from service in World War II only