April 27, 2020

Social Security Is Going Strong, So Let’s Not Screw That Up

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Social Security is extremely important to women. Nearly two in three Social Security beneficiaries 65 and older are women, and the program lifted 9 million older women

April 24, 2020

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Social Isolation

We’ve heard lots of things since the coronavirus pandemic started from lawmakers, leaders, and politicians. While the details are endless and the changes are rapid, the common underlying message is: nonessential workers should stay at home. Social distancing is our most promising

April 15, 2020

Five Things Women Need to Know About Recovery Rebates and Economic Impact Payments

April 15 is usually the deadline for filing tax returns, but due to the COVID-19 crisis, tax filing deadlines for the federal government and many states are delayed until July. Many people have started receiving direct

April 10, 2020

Worker Demands During COVID-19 Deserve Our Solidarity

The National Labor Relations Act makes it illegal for employers to retaliate against employees for engaging in collective action to make your workplace better. If you have been retaliated against, you should get in touch with a local union, workers’ center or lawyer for advice. 

April 10, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis Is Exposing the Fragility of Abortion Access

Just a few weeks ago, we were rallying at the Supreme Court, urging the Justices to strike down an unconstitutional law that would obliterate access to abortion in Louisiana. We knew that anti-abortion activists are hell-bent

April 9, 2020

Abortion & Television: The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Terrible

Our news feed is flooded with messages about COVID-19—the upcoming economic crisis, the frontline and essential workers who put their wellbeing and their loved ones at risk to respond to this crisis, and the many links between this pandemic and our issue areas, like abortion access. We launched #AbortionActually last year to challenge shameful narratives about

April 9, 2020

COVID-19 Shows Us We Need Me Too Now More Than Ever

As we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, it’s hard to remember that only a few weeks ago Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. Now, it feels like the

April 9, 2020

Our Fight in the Supreme Court Includes Your Stories About Birth Control

During a global pandemic, the Supreme Court will consider another attack by the Trump-Pence administration on reproductive health care, this time against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. Although the birth control benefit requires health

April 7, 2020

We Deserve a Podcast: Feminist Storylines on Our Favorite Reality Shows

We Deserve a Podcast: Our favorite reality shows that are definitely absolutely about gender justice so you should feel very fine bingeing them, in fact you’ll be a better feminist if you do. The state of

April 2, 2020

Even Before the Pandemic, Women in Front-Line Jobs Were in Crisis

At NWLC, the millions of women on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic are constantly on our minds. There are women who have struggled to get by as restaurant servers and bartenders, fast food workers

April 1, 2020

Why Would the IRS Make It Harder for People to Get Recovery Rebates?

The recovery rebates in the CARES Act (aka the third COVID-19 bill passed by Congress last week) provide direct payments to households. It’s not too controversial of a statement to say that it’s critically important to get cash in the hands of

March 30, 2020

The Wage Gap Has Made Things Worse for Women on the Front Lines of COVID-19

March 31 is Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how far women have to work this year to catch up to what men made last year. Women working full time, year round are typically paid only 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, which adds up to