January 27, 2020

Why I Fight: A Letter to My Kids on the Holocaust, Immigration, and Trump

Dear Jake and Ellie, Your great grandparents escaped the Nazis in 1938. Your great-grandma, Ellie, got a hold of a New York phone book by way of her father who had escaped to France. While in

January 22, 2020

DC Council Making Moves to Protect Reproductive Health Care

Today, on the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the Government Operations Committee of the DC Council unanimously approved the Strengthening Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2019 (SRHPAA). At a time

January 22, 2020

In Huge Win, Federal Court Allows Birth Control Case Against Notre Dame and Trump to Proceed – One Day Before SCOTUS Sets Its Sights on Birth Control.

NWLC and its partners Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for Reproductive Rights, law firms Fried Frank and Macey Swanson, and client Irish 4 Reproductive Health received a major win Thursday in our

January 22, 2020

From Bad to Worse: Florida Senate Bill 404 Would Further Restrict Abortion Access for Young People

Florida lawmakers are considering Florida Senate Bill 404, which would make it even more difficult for young people seeking abortion to get the care they need in Florida. Florida law already imposes a barrier to young

January 17, 2020

Let’s Stop Trump’s Backwards Vision for the Circuit Courts

Trump is remaking our federal courts – and we are fed up with it. In just three years, the Senate has confirmed 50 Trump judges into lifetime seats on the circuit courts. These judges now make

January 16, 2020

Virginia Is the 38th State to Ratify the Era

Virginia just became the 38th state to ratify the ERA. This is me dancing to that news. Seriously, this is a big deal. We are at a real moment of reckoning on women’s equality. So many

January 13, 2020

House Higher Ed Bill Could Do More for Expectant and Parenting Students

Student parents are good students — they tend to have higher GPAs than students without children. But lack of policies and practices that cater to student parents make it harder for them to achieve their education

December 20, 2019

Five Reasons We Need to Tax the Patriarchy

As we close out the decade, ‘tis the season for lists that reflect back on the last 10 years. This year we – along with our partners at the Groundwork Collaborative, Roosevelt Institute, and Georgetown Center

December 20, 2019

Your Racial and Gender Wealth Gaps Playlist

Wealth is the difference between what someone owns and what someone owes. The racial and gender wealth gaps are the discrepancy in wealth between households of color and white households, and between women and men. Not

December 19, 2019

Surviving Survivor: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Includes Reality TV

Whenever I bring up the fact that I watch Survivor, the first response is some variation of “that’s still on?” — which… fair. But after almost 20 years, Survivor has, ahem, survived the fate of so

December 18, 2019

The Trump Tax Law Is Still A Bad Deal for Women and Families.

Congressional negotiators reached an agreement on a spending deal earlier this week, which was a mixed bag for women and families. Though Congress agreed to change some tax provisions during last-minute negotiations, the final spending package did not include improvements to two important tax benefits that would have helped women with low incomes and their families: the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for

December 18, 2019

A Really Objective List of the Best Moments in Pop Culture Representation in 2019

As we approach the end of the decade, we decided: let’s do what we already love to do in the office—talk about the power of representation in pop culture—and turn it into a blog for the