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NWLC Reacts to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Being Blocked in the Senate Today

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We are extremely disappointed that Senator Casey’s request for unanimous consent to vote on the Pregnant...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Oral Arguments in 303 Creative, LLC v. Elenis

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments to decide whether a graphic design company can turn away LGBTQ customers because of who they are. The Court’s decision in this case, 303...

NWLC Reacts to Senate Rejecting Paid Sick Leave for Rail Workers

The following is a statement from Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice: "The Senate's decision to deny rail workers the basic protection of paid sick days is an outrage. Providing workers with...

NWLC Applauds Introduction of the SAFER Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congress introduced the Students’ Access to Freedom & Educational Rights (SAFER) Act to strengthen protections against harassment in schools based on sex, race, color, national origin, disability, and age. The SAFER Act would...

NWLC Reacts to Passing of Respect for Marriage Act (RMA)

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “We are grateful to the Senate for passing the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA), which...

NWLC Reacts to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Stepping Down from Party Leadership

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:  “On behalf of all of us at the National Women’s Law Center, I want to...

The Speak Out Act Is a Step Forward, But Congress Must Act to Provide Full Protection to All Workers

(Washington, D.C.) This afternoon, the House passed the bipartisan Speak Out Act (S.4525) by a vote of 315-109. The Senate previously passed the bill by unanimous consent on September 29, 2022. The Speak Out Act...

More Than 130 Organizations and Experts Sign Open Letter in Support of Amber Heard

CONTACT: Jessica Baskerville, [email protected], NWLC, 202-588-7601; Bell Abesti (Pseudonym), [email protected], Open Letter Project Organizer, 408-922-9921, @letterforAmber (Twitter and Instagram) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Nov. 16, 2022 – More than 100 organizations and experts signed an...

New Poll Highlights Economic Security as Topmost Priority for Nevada’s Women of Color Voters Heading into Final Days Ahead of Midterm Election

Affording basic needs is top of mind and has been difficult for many Nevadans throughout most of the pandemic and during this period of inflation and rising costs CARSON CITY (November 3, 2022) – Nevada's...

New Poll of Georgia Voters Highlights the Gaps Between Black Women Voters and Elected Officials

Georgia’s Black women voters believe in their impact but are less likely to believe that their vote impacts how the country, their state, and their communities are governed when compared to Georgia’s white voters ATLANTA...

New Poll Released Ahead of Midterms Highlights Key Issues and Priorities for Black Women & Black Mom Voters in Michigan

Across the board, Black women voters said that their top motivating issues are reproductive freedom—chiefly abortion rights—and ensuring that everyone can afford to meet their families’ basic needs DETROIT (November 3, 2022) – Despite shouldering...

NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER AND NWLC UNITED SIGN FIRST COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

CONTACT: Olympia Feil, [email protected]; Valeria Mejía-Guevara, NPEU, [email protected]; Selina Tran, NWLC United, [email protected]  (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today NWLC United and the National Women’s Law Center announced the end of negotiations and the ratification of their inaugural...

NWLC Joins the ACLU to File Amicus Brief Urging First Circuit Court of Appeals to Uphold Maine’s Strong Equal Pay Act

For press inquiries, please contact: Gillian Branstetter, ACLU, [email protected] Meagan Sway, ACLU of Maine, [email protected] (Portland, ME) The National Women's Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine...

NWLC Settles Sex Harassment Case Against California Cable Manufacturing Company

(Washington, D.C.) After a lengthy legal fight that began in September 2020, three women of color represented by the National Women’s Law Center obtained a settlement in their sexual harassment case against CableConn Industries, Inc....

In 2021, more than 12 million women and girls lacked health insurance; poverty rates still adversely affected women of color at higher rates than their white counterparts; and the wage gap has for women overall widened to 84 cents

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on health insurance, poverty, and income from 2021. The following is a statement by Dorianne Mason, Director of Health Equity at the National Women’s Law...

NWLC Applauds VA for Critical Action on Abortion

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): "Today, we celebrate the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) taking action to ensure veterans can get...

New Report from National Women’s Law Center and Partners Examines U.S. Housing Crisis and Policies, Impact on Women of Color

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center, in collaboration with the Insight Center and Groundwork Collaborative, released The Roots of Discriminatory Housing Policy: Moving Toward Gender Justice in Our Economy, a report that underscores...

NWLC Reacts to Final Reconciliation Package

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “For over two years, families, advocates, and economists have raised alarms about the critical state of...

NWLC Celebrates Abortion Win in Kansas, Applauds Continued National Effort to Protect Abortion Access

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “In the first electoral test since the overturning of Roe, Kansans resoundingly rejected a dangerous and...

NWLC Reacts to Nomination of Julie Rikelman to 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): "Today we celebrate the nomination of Julie Rikelman to the federal bench. Rikelman’s extensive experience and...