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Congressman Gomez Launches Congressional Dads Caucus

The Congressional Dads Caucus will advance policies that uplift working families including paid family and medical leave, affordable childcare, and the Child Tax Credit. Media Contact: Gomez Press Office, [email protected] | (202) 770-6934 WASHINGTON, D.C....

Civil Rights and Housing Organizations Applaud HUD’s Release of Critical Fair Housing Rule

Rule is Major Step in Right Direction to Advance Fair and Affordable Housing and Strengthen Communities Washington, D.C. — Today, leading civil rights and housing policy organizations issued the following statement applauding HUD for releasing the...

Missouri Faith Leaders File Lawsuit Challenging State Abortion Bans That Violate Church-State Separation

Thirteen Clergy Members Challenge Missouri Abortion Bans That Impose One Religious Viewpoint On All Missourians, Denying Equality And Bodily Autonomy ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Thirteen clergy from six faith traditions filed a lawsuit today challenging...

Biden Administration Moves to Largely Rescind Trump’s Refusal or Care Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden administration has issued a proposal to rescind the most harmful parts of the Trump administration's refusal of care rule, which gave broad new rights to health care workers to put...

NWLC Applauds Senate Passing Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Amendment

(Washington, D.C.) This afternoon, the Senate voted 73-24 to add the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to the omnibus bill. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s...

NWLC Reacts to 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: "The omnibus funding bill announced today is a reflection of the state of women and girls in...

NWLC Responds to Jury Verdict Finding Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Three Criminal Charges

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):   “It is our hope that today’s verdict delivers an important measure of justice to the Silence...

NWLC Reacts to Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) Being Signed into Law

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:  “The Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) was signed into law today by President Biden, and...

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...