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Advocates, Lawmakers, and Directly-Impacted New Yorkers Hold Press Conference at State Capitol Urging Lawmakers to Pass Hospital Transparency Bill

(Albany, New York – May 9, 2022) -- Today, on the first day of National Hospital Week, advocates, lawmakers and directly-impacted New Yorkers  gathered at 4:00 p.m. ET at the state Capitol urging the passage...

NWLC Comments on the Women’s Health Protection Act Failing – Again – to Pass the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) Today, anti-abortion senators yet again blocked consideration of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). This is the second time this year that WHPA has been brought to the floor for a vote in...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Sharply Limiting Justice for Victims of Discrimination and Harassment

(Washington D.C.) In August 2021 the National Women’s Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund filed an amicus brief in support of Jane Cummings and her disability discrimination case....

NWLC, NELP, CWA, SEIU, and EPI Urge Court to Reject Efforts to Halt Federal Contractor Wage Increase

New Brief Underscores Presidential Authority to Raise Pay Standards for Workers on Federal Contract Washington, D.C. — Late yesterday, a coalition of organizations and labor unions, including the National Women’s Law Center, National Employment Law...

NWLC Celebrates Court Recognition of the Right of Judiciary Employees to Work Free of Sexual Harassment

(Washington, DC – April 26, 2022) —  “The National Women’s Law Center, along with the Purple Campaign and Legal Momentum, applaud the court's decision today in Caryn Devins Strickland v. United States et. al. This landmark...

NWLC Launches Tax the Patriarchy Campaign to Make the Tax Code Work Better for Women

(Washington, DC – April 15, 2022) --  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced a new campaign today to Tax the Patriarchy with the release of a new report, Advancing Gender and Racial Equity by...

NWLC Celebrates the Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

(Washington, D.C.) After the Senate voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, the following statement was issued by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s...

NWLC Responds to McDonald’s Paying $1.5M Settlement to Michigan Women Workers

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a group of former McDonald’s restaurant workers who brought a class-action lawsuit that alleges rampant sexual harassment by a manager won a $1.5 million settlement resolving the matter. The lawsuit was originally...

New NWLC National Poll and Report Show That Despite Improving Economy, Women Still Lag Far Behind Men

Nearly four in 10 women report their family’s finances are worse than in February 2020 (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a national quantitative poll and a report, Resilient But Not...

Mississippi’s “Equal Pay” Law is a Sham and a Devastating Set-Back for Women in the State, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Mississippi legislature passed legislation that will explicitly allow employers to justify paying a woman less than a man doing the same job for reasons that are known to perpetuate wage gaps, like...

NWLC Calls for Swift Committee Vote Advancing Judge Jackson’s Nomination to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Over the last three days, people across this country have been introduced to the professionalism...

NWLC Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order Curbing the Use of Salary History in Pay Setting

(Washington, D.C.)  On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed an Executive Order that will require the federal government to determine how to limit or prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from using salary history to set...

NWLC Files Equal Pay Lawsuit Against Zoetis Alleging Company Maintained Stark Gender-Based Pay Disparity

Case filed on the eve of Equal Pay Day (Washington, D.C.)  Today, Dr. Yvonne Schulman, represented by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and law firm partners Kakalec Law PLLC and Harrison, Harrison & Associates,...

NWLC Comments on the Senate’s Failure to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, anti-abortion senators blocked consideration of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) after the House of Representatives passed it in September 2021. WHPA is federal legislation that would create a federal safeguard against...

NWLC Applauds the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) In the wake of President Biden’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, a position for which she’d be the first Black...

Congress Reintroduces the Schedules That Work Act and Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act to Promote Equitable Workplaces

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky reintroduced the Schedules That Work Act and the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act—two pieces of critical legislation that will afford vital...

Senate Passage of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 Restores Power to Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, the Senate passed by voice vote the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The House passed its version February 7, 2022, by a vote of...

Survivors Describe Sexual Abuse and Retaliation They Experienced as Employees of the Washington Football Team at Congressional Roundtable, and Call for Report’s Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, held a roundtable with six former Washington...

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

(Washington D.C.) In response to the announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the following statement was issued by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Justice Stephen Breyer...

New NWLC report finds over 30 states legally allow forced sterilization

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a report, “Forced Sterilization of Disabled People in the United States,” with contributions by the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN). The report unveils groundbreaking...