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

September 14, 2020

Housing Is a Human Right – Women’s Lives Depend on It

COVID-19 and the she-cession have exacerbated a housing crisis with disproportionate gender and racial impacts. New NWLC research shows that in mid-July, 41% of Black, non-Hispanic women and 45% of Latinas faced housing insecurity, more than two and a half times the housing

September 4, 2020

How to Really Honor Essential Workers This Labor Day

This Labor Day feels different for so many reasons. It is the first one my co–workers and I will spend as union members. The staff of the National Women’s Law Center proudly unionized with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union this spring, and NWLC management voluntarily recognized our union.  

September 3, 2020

Trump Promotes Flawed Program Instead of Offering Real Relief

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order promoting the Opportunity Zone tax incentive, which provides tax breaks to investors who invest in specific low-income areas (“opportunity zones”).  The White House described this action as part of Trump’s commitment to “working tirelessly to bring opportunity and

August 27, 2020

Here’s How the Pandemic Impacts Birth Control Access—And What We Can Do About It

Put this one in the “we really should have seen it coming” file: COVID-19 and the recession have made it harder to get birth control.  If you’ve had trouble getting access to birth control recently, you’re not alone. In one study, more than a quarter of

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

August 25, 2020

Becoming a Mom Reinvigorated My Commitment to Protecting Access to Abortion Care

My husband and I hoped to become parents after getting married. This Spring, I was overjoyed to give birth to my son. Motherhood has strengthened my commitment to work for a society where all people have

August 20, 2020

Entities Claiming Religious Objections Cannot Use Taxpayer Dollars to Deny Foster Care Services to Same-Sex Couples

Imagine a person walks into City Hall and wants a contract and payment to take over operation and upkeep of a city park. The person says that because of their religious objections, they will not let Black people, Jews, or Queer folks use

August 20, 2020

NWLC Files Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court in the Case of Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

The National Women’s Law Center, along with our law firm partner Dentons and 35 additional civil rights and gender justice organizations filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the City of Philadelphia and

August 19, 2020

My Experience Was Validated—The BE HEARD Act Could Do the Same for Others.

In my current work fighting against this Administration’s recently issued dangerous Title IX rule that weakens protections against sexual harassment in schools, I often think about when I was harassed working at a federal agency several

August 13, 2020

How President Trump’s Executive Actions Fail Women

Women, especially Black women and Latinas, have been disproportionately devastated by this pandemic and related economic fallout, leading many to term the recession a “she-cession.” But President Trump’s executive actions signed on Saturday will not meet the needs of women and families by further threatening women’s economic security. Here’s a quick breakdown about how

August 11, 2020

Courts Must Not Carve Out Sexual Assault Survivors from Existing Legal Protections Against Retaliatory Defamation Lawsuits

On August 10, 2020 NWLC, along with its legal counsel Kirkland & Ellis and 39 other civil rights and survivor advocate organizations, filed an amicus brief in Sagaille v. Carrega in support of Christina Carrega. Christina

August 4, 2020

Four Reasons McConnell’s COVID Corporate Immunity Proposal Harms Working People

Last week, Senate Republicans introduced the Safe To Work Act (S. 4317) as part of their coronavirus relief package. But don’t be fooled by the title. The Senate is focused on protecting big business at the

August 4, 2020

6 Ways States’ Response to COVID-19 Centers Gender and Racial Justice

It’s hard to keep up with all the bad news from the federal government, from the botched COVID-19 public health response to the child care industry left on the brink of collapse. What’s worse, this pandemic is disproportionately ravaging communities of color and women—the majority of essential workers—but they are