May 17, 2019

Celebrate #AANHPI Heritage Month: #ProtectFamilies

Part of my AANHPI heritage is the fact that my mother is an immigrant. #IHonorMy mom’s immigrant experience as part of commemorating Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Almost every family has an immigration

May 17, 2019

Owning My Leadership

Navigating leadership as a Chinese American woman can be an isolating experience, an island unto oneself. With my dual identities as a Chinese woman growing up in America, fitting in has always been a challenge. I

May 17, 2019

Trump’s New Overtime Proposal Will Let Employers Keep Making You Work For Free

In a long string of anti-worker regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule change to dramatically weaken the overtime rules issued by the Obama Administration in 2016, a move that will leave more than

May 17, 2019

Maryland Improves Its Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to Help More Families

Since the wildly unpopular 2017 tax scam passed, replete with massive tax breaks for the rich and big corporations but very little for the rest of us, tax policy has given working families little to celebrate. But this week, Maryland families

May 17, 2019

Why America Needs the Equality Act Now

The federal law currently does not include explicit nondiscrimination protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer people.  LGBTQ identifying individuals in about half our states are vulnerable to discrimination in critical areas like employment, housing

May 16, 2019

Preserving AANHPI Pride: Everyday Acts of Resistance

White privilege is real – and as a white passing Asian-American person of mixed racial and ethnic descent, I know that I have it. As someone who identifies as hapa (a term originating in Native Hawaiian

May 15, 2019

I Honor My Eyes, Nose, and Skin Color

White skin. A nose with a high bridge. Double eyelids. Those were all things that I wish I had growing up. Growing up in a Chinese household my mom and aunts were constantly making comments on

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”