May 15, 2019

The Brown v. Board of Education Anniversary Deserves Better Than Wendy Vitter

This Friday marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. This unanimous decision held unconstitutional the explicit and intentional racial segregation of public institutions including public schools. While there are still

May 14, 2019

The Assault of Dnigma Howard is What Happens When Schools Criminalize Teen Behavior

Earlier this year, school police in a Chicago tasered, punched, and dragged 16-year-old Dnigma Howard–a Black girl with disabilities—down the stairs. While the police officers were eventually removed from the school, Dnigma initially faced felony charges

May 14, 2019

State Legislatures Across the Country are Championing Protections for Working Families

As some states have adjourned their legislative sessions and others are coming close to an end, we are celebrating the passing of legislation that promotes equitable workplaces and supports working families while rooting for other states

May 14, 2019

Title IX Provides Broad Protections for Survivors. That’s Why We Filed this Brief

CW: Discussion of sexual violence Last week, NWLC filed an amicus brief, or “friend of the court” brief, in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Jane Doe in support of her case against the

May 10, 2019

Don’t Be a Jerk on Mother’s Day: Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Remember when you were a kid and you would say something really mean to your mom? And then Mother’s Day would roll around and you would write one of those “thanks for putting up with me”

May 10, 2019

It’s 2019 and I Don’t Want to Get Pregnant Because I’m Terrified

It’s been over 40 years since the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which outlawed discrimination against pregnant women, employees who may become pregnant, or prospective employees who may become pregnant. However, 41 years later

May 9, 2019

A Timeline of (Some of) The Trump-Pence Administration’s Attacks on Birth Control

In June 2018, we filed a lawsuit against the University of Notre Dame and the Trump-Pence administration for illegally teaming up in order to deny Notre Dame students and staff their birth control coverage. As we

May 7, 2019

Redefining Poverty Doesn’t Put Food on the Table or Pay for Critical Health Care

This morning, the Trump administration floated a proposal to redefine the poverty threshold in order to squeeze more people off critical programs that meet their basic needs.    Quick Facts on Poverty and Trump  Last year, the Trump Administration claimed that “our War on Poverty

May 1, 2019

Making Our Foremothers Proud on May Day by Fighting Back

#8220;What the woman who labors wants is the right to live, not simply exist — the right to life as the rich woman has the right to life, and the sun and music and art. You

April 30, 2019

New York City Law Rightly Calls Rape Gender-Motivated Violence

Content Warning: Discussions of Sexual Violence A well-known Hollywood director, with a history of sexual assault, is accused of raping a young woman and making sexist and derogatory comments to her during the assault.  But his

April 17, 2019

Tell Missouri Lawmakers: Stop Attacking Survivors

This guest post was written by Sarah Nesbitt, a Policy and Advocacy Organizer with Know Your IX and an alum of Washington University in St. Louis. Being a survivor of campus sexual or intimate partner violence

April 15, 2019

Schools Must Support Latina Mental Health — for Their Educations and for Their Lives

In my hometown of Philadelphia, over half of Latina girls were persistently sad or hopeless in 2017. More than one in five considered suicide. More than one in seven attempted suicide. For LGBTQ Latina girls in