April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

July 20, 2018

After SCOTUS Nomination Queer Eye Reminds Us What is at Stake with LBGBTQ + Civil Rights

This past week has been very hard since President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, which will change the balance of the court against the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people.

July 19, 2018

Don’t Make Me Enforce School Uniforms. Just Let Me Teach.

A typical morning, when I was a middle school teacher, went something like this: Arrive at school by 7:30 am. Run to the copier with any last-minute printing for my classes. Get back to my classroom

July 19, 2018

HHS Completely Failed to Follow the Law and Respond to Our FOIA Requests – We Just Sued!

The Trump-Pence Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has utterly failed to follow the law and respond to one of the many FOIA requests we’ve filed against this secretive, shady Administration. You’re wondering, “What does

July 18, 2018

ICYMI: Poverty Is Still a Thing

Last week, the Council of Economic Advisors released a report that made a number of extremely specious assertions, including that “our War on Poverty is largely over and a success.” Contrary to a recent, scathing United

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

July 16, 2018

Sorry, Not Sorry: Our Generation Cares About Reproductive Rights

As the legal interns for the Reproductive Rights and Health team at the National Women’s Law Center, we were given the opportunity to rally not once, not twice, but three times outside of the Supreme Court

July 16, 2018

Organizations Working to Support Family, Friend and Neighbor Child Care Meet at NWLC

In June, the National Women’s Law Center hosted its annual gathering of organizations that work to support Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) child care providers across the country. FFN providers—generally, are providers who care for children

July 13, 2018

No #FalseChoice Here: Let’s Give Workers the Paid Leave They Deserve

Why are Republican lawmakers telling us we have to make a choice between financial security when we temporarily leave work to have a child or care for a sick family member, or financial security when we

July 13, 2018

Victory for Birth Control In Delaware!

Today we want to give Delaware a big #shoutout for passing Senate Bill 151 which takes birth control coverage to the next level! via GIPHY Delaware is a great example of how states can guarantee women

July 13, 2018

D.C. Councilmembers Turn Back on D.C. Voters and Tipped Workers

Earlier this week, DC Council Chair Philip Mendelson and a majority of his colleagues on the 13-member Council quietly introduced a bill to repeal Initiative 77, a measure to raise wages for tipped workers in the

July 13, 2018

Why We’re Suing The Trump-Pence Administration and the University of Notre Dame, as Told by Gifs

You may have heard that we’re suing the Trump-Pence administration and the University of Notre Dame over their attacks on birth control, but you might not know the exact legal reasons why. Our gif(t) to you

July 10, 2018

Three Things You Should Know About Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

On Monday, President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh came from Trump’s nominee shortlist, which means he passed the egregious litmus test required by

July 6, 2018

Attention to State Child Care Subsidy Systems Essential to Building the Supply of High-Quality Child Care and Supporting Families with Infants and Toddlers

This post originally appeared on the BUILD Initiative’s website.  Advocates striving to ensure that all families—especially low-income families—have access to high-quality child care for their infants and toddlers should focus on strengthening their state’s core child