October 9, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett Chose Power and Privilege… Over All of Us

On September 26, while the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, hundreds of people filed into the White House Rose Garden, mask–less, bumping fists, and even hugging one another. Seated shoulder to shoulder, they were in the Rose Garden to see the President formally announce his nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy

September 30, 2020

Seeking Comfort in My Grandmother’s Recipes from New Mexico

In times of resistance, I find myself seeking comfort in family and food. I was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a city with a rich cultural history and a strong sense of community.

September 25, 2020

If You Care About Child Care, You Should Care About the Supreme Court Fight

When I want to send myself into a burning rage, I think about how it’s taken Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell six months (and counting) to get additional relief funding to families and child care providers, and merely an hour to announce that a nominee will receive a vote on

September 22, 2020

200,000 Reasons a SCOTUS Nomination Must Wait

While the crowds gathered outside the Supreme Court all weekend were mourning the loss of one life, the masks on our faces were a constant reminder we were also in mourning for thousands upon thousands of

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

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