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April 16, 2019

Students Lead Effort to Address Ongoing Mental Health Crisis Impacting Latina Girls in New NWLC Report

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released “We Are Not Invisible,” a report coauthored by 13 middle and high school students that seeks to address the mental health crisis impacting Latina students across

April 10, 2019

The Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019 Would Improve the Lives of Millions of Women and their Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Richard Durbin, and Ron Wyden, along with 40 cosponsors, introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019. Building upon the proven success of the Earned Income Tax

April 10, 2019

NWLC Applauds the Reintroduction of the Access to Birth Control Act

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): There’s no question we need proactive legislation at a time when the Trump-Pence Administration continues to attack

April 9, 2019

National Women’s Law Center Issues Support for BE HEARD Act, Stronger Reforms to End Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act is being introduced in Congress, by Senator Patty Murray and Congresswomen Katherine Clark and Ayanna

April 9, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Senate Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the possibility of instituting an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban makes patients’

April 4, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Senate Republicans Rule Change for Judicial Nominations

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, Senate Republicans made a rule change that slashes the amount of post-cloture debate time on district court nominees and sub-cabinet level executive nominees to just two hours. The following is a statement by

March 28, 2019

NWLC Responds to Allegations of Sexual Violence in the Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice Movement

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We have to talk about sexual assault in every space. Again and again, people we love and

March 27, 2019

House Passes Paycheck Fairness Act that Protects Against Pay Discrimination and Closes Wage Gap

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act with the support of every Democrat in the House and seven House Republicans.  The Paycheck Fairness Act will update and strengthen the Equal Pay

March 15, 2019

NWLC Mourns the Loss of Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh

The National Women’s Law Center mourns the loss of former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, the principal Senate sponsor of the landmark civil rights law Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education. Known as “the father

March 13, 2019

NWLC Decries Confirmation of Neomi Rao to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “With the confirmation of Neomi Rao, the Trump-Pence Administration continues on its mission to stack the bench

March 13, 2019

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of Groundbreaking Equality Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Equality Act is set to be introduced in Congress, with bipartisan support in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Equality Act would provide protections for LGBTQ people across the

March 12, 2019

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the EACH Woman Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the EACH Woman Act, or the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act, was introduced in Congress, in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The EACH Woman Act would