December 6, 2017

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

February 16, 2018

Today’s a Reminder of How Important Social Security Is to Women

Today, February 16, marks the day when someone making $1 million stops paying into Social Security for the rest of the year. This is because Social Security currently has a cap on taxable earnings – $128,400

February 16, 2018

Black Women Built That: Marian Wright Edelman, Sophia Bracy Harris, and Lenice C. Emanuel

In honor of Black History Month, “Black Women Built That” is a series celebrating Black women leaders who have shaped our social, political and cultural life. Without their contributions, our country would be unrecognizable. In continuing

February 15, 2018

Health Not Politics: Don’t Play Politics with West Virginia Women’s Health

Last week the West Virginia Senate prioritized politics over women’s health, voting to pass Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 12, which attempts to nullify existing constitutional protections for a woman’s right to abortion and take away abortion

February 15, 2018

Dear Trump and Congress: Don’t Mess With D.C.’s Ability to Provide Abortion Coverage to Those Who Need It

As a resident in the District, I was disgusted when I read Trump’s proposed budget (which outlines the President’s spending priorities and asks Congress to fund those priorities).  The budget would block D.C. from using its

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

February 15, 2018

Disarming Hate Is a Feminist Issue

Updated on 2/15/18 Before Nikolas Cruz brought an AR-15 to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and killed 17 adults and children, he was allegedly abusive to his ex-girlfriend and stalked other female students. Before

February 14, 2018

The Trump Budget: Ineffective, Inefficient, and Just Plain Terrible for Women and Families

You may have heard it before, but it bears repeating: budgets reflect priorities. Last year, Congressional Republicans passed a budget resolution for FY 2018 with backwards priorities—increase the deficit by $1.5 trillion in order to deliver

February 13, 2018

For Some, Bring Your Child to Work Day Is Every Day

This post was written by guest author Jeanine McCreary.  On the fourth Thursday in April, more than 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Unfortunately

February 9, 2018

Badass Women to Watch at This Year’s Winter Olympics

The winter Olympics are kicking off this weekend – and we’re not just excited to cheer on Team USA (who this year has 108 women competing on the team), but *every* badass woman chasing her dreams

February 9, 2018

There Is No “One Free Rape” Rule Under Title IX, NWLC Argues in Amicus Brief to Tenth Circuit

Today we and Baker Hostetler LLP filed an amicus brief in the Tenth Circuit, on behalf of almost 30 groups, in a case involving the rapes of two female students at Kansas State University. Sara Weckhorst

February 9, 2018

States are #FightingForFamilies by Ensuring Bosses Can’t Discriminate Against Employees for Their Reproductive Health Decisions

Women across the country have been punished, threatened, or fired for using birth control, for undergoing in vitro fertilization in order to get pregnant, for having an abortion, or for even having sex without being married.

February 7, 2018

Sexual Harassment Won’t Stop If We Aren’t #FightingForFamilies

From the moment it was announced that the National Women’s Law Center would be housing and administering the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, we saw a dramatic spike in the number of women calling our intake

February 7, 2018

#FightingForFamilies with State Tax Credits

As we’ve said many times, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law last December was a bad deal for women. The majority of its benefits go to millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations, and