July 29, 2019

If Medicaid Were a Person: The Five Stages of Birthday Processing

nbsp; Stage One: Another Year Bites the Dust!   On July 30, 2019, it’s going to be a party! Today, Medicaid will add another candle to its cake and celebrate its 54th birthday! Fifty-four years is

July 26, 2019

Why You Can’t Get Fired for Having an Abortion: The Latest Sex Discrimination Ruling From a Louisiana Federal Court

Discrimination against an individual for having an abortion is sex discrimination, plain and simple. A federal district court in Louisiana recently reaffirmed this basic principle in the case Ducharme v. Crescent City Déjà Vu, L.L.C., in which the court held that federal and state anti-discrimination laws prohibit employers from firing employees for having an

July 26, 2019

Put Down Your Dystopic Novel, the Real Deal is Here: DeOtte v. Azar   

Update: On December 20, 2019, NWLC, NAPAWF, NLIRH, SisterLove, and 34 additional organizations filed their amicus brief in support of Nevada and the birth control benefit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

July 24, 2019

What the Latest Proposed Rule on SNAP Categorical Eligibility Really Means

Yesterday, the Trump administration published a new proposed rule targeting women, girls, and working families in need. This time, he wants to bypass Congress and cut billions of  Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, which help millions across the country feed their families in times

July 22, 2019

Gender Justice Superlatives: These States Are Getting it Right

 As Trump continues to stack the bench and pass policies rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and xenophobia—we’ve been looking to states to help promote equity and counter the harmful policies coming from the Trump-Pence administration. Across the

July 17, 2019

Victory for Birth Control in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Friday afternoon that the dangerous Trump-Pence birth control rules will remain BLOCKED while litigation proceeds – and it cited a brief submitted by NWLC and its

July 15, 2019

Trump’s Attacks on Immigrants Have a Long, Chaotic History

These past several weeks we’ve heard of some unthinkable attacks on migrants coming to the U.S. seeking refuge. From children being denied toothbrushes,  families dying as they cross the Rio Grande River seeking asylum, and communities across the nation being targeted by threats of ICE raids, Trump is doubling down on

July 15, 2019

Five Things You Should Know about the Women’s National Soccer Team Pay Discrimination Suit

There were more than just cheers on Sunday after the U.S. women’s national soccer team beat the Netherlands, winning their second consecutive World Cup and bringing their world championship total to an astounding four. Instead of chanting

July 12, 2019

My School’s Dress Code Unfairly Targeted Latina Girls, and Yours Probably Does Too

“Racist, sexist, unfair.” “Unequally enforced, bothersome.” These are the words high schoolers Eliska and Samantha used to describe their schools’ dress codes in our report, “Dress Coded: Black girls, bodies, and bias in D.C. schools.” It’s

July 12, 2019

Justice Starts on the Inside: How We’re Building a Diverse and Equitable Workplace

As businesses and organizations across the country are building out internal diversity and inclusion programs to appeal to workers, supporters, and consumers – it’s time to start asking our sector what that work really means in

July 12, 2019

We Must Continue to Share the Stories of Survivors

“They made me feel like I was worthless and disposable,” says one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the FBI.   These are the types of stories I read every day as an intern with the Times Up Legal

July 11, 2019

Justice Starts on the Inside: How We’re Building a Diverse and Equitable Workplace

As businesses and organizations across the country are building out internal diversity and inclusion programs to appeal to workers, supporters, and consumers – it’s time to start asking our sector what that work really means in