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September 15, 2019

Congress Must Conduct a Full Investigation Into Allegations of Sexual Misconduct Against Brett Kavanaugh, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “A year ago, the National Women’s Law Center, along with a broad chorus of organizations and

September 13, 2019

NWLC Calls on Senate Appropriations Committee to Invest in Low Income Women and Families in the Labor H Bill

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center calls on the Senate Appropriations Committee to change its approach to funding for, and consideration of, the Labor–Health and Human Services-Education appropriations bill. The Committee can restore the integrity of the critical life-saving Title

September 11, 2019

NWLC Reacts to EEOC’s New Proposal to Stop EEO-1 Pay Data Collection

(Washington, D.C.) Below is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) regarding the Equal Employment Opportunity’s (EEOC) new proposal to stop the EEO-1 pay data collection after

September 10, 2019

Number of People Uninsured Significantly Increases, Being a Woman Still Raises the Odds of Being Poor in America, and the Wage Gap for Women Remains Static

(Washington, D.C.) The number of people who are uninsured spiked in 2018, marking the largest increase in several years and reflecting the efforts of the Trump Administration to undercut the Affordable Care Act. The poverty rate

September 4, 2019

Racist, Sexist School Dress Codes Examined in New NWLC Report

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released “Dress Coded II: Protest, Progress, and Power in D.C. Schools” that looks at the work activists and policymakers have done to promote equitable school dress codes

August 28, 2019

NWLC Reacts to McDonald’s Announcement of Training Program to Address Sexual Harassment

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “McDonald’s track record on tackling sexual harassment is atrocious. For years, the company has refused to meet

August 23, 2019

NWLC Sues Georgia High School for Expelling Student Who Reported She Was Sexually Assaulted After School

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with co-counsel Mastando & Artrip LLC and Penn Law LLC, filed a lawsuit against the Fayette County Board of Education, Superintendent Joseph Barrow, Jr. and other

August 22, 2019

The Wage Gap Costs Black Women a Staggering $946,120 Over a 40-year Career, NWLC New Analysis Shows

(Washington, D.C.) Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day—which marks how far into the year Black women working full time need to work to earn what their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts earned in 2018. This wage

August 19, 2019

NWLC Condemns Proposed Rule Change to Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact Standard

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a regulatory change that will allow landlords, mortgage companies, and other housing providers to secretly discriminate against women, children, people of color, and other

August 12, 2019

NWLC Deplores Final Department of Homeland Security’s “Public Charge” Rule as Assault on Women, Families, and Communities of Color

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its final “public charge” regulation. Public charge has been historically abused to keep out Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany, people with disabilities, and LGBT families

August 9, 2019

NWLC Defends Vital ACA Law Protecting Against Health Care Discrimination

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and over 20 other health care and civil rights organizations delivered over 100,000 comments from the general public today in defense of the Health Care Rights Law, a landmark statute that guarantees a wide

July 25, 2019

NWLC Applauds House Vote Approving Budget Deal

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives approved a two-year bipartisan budget deal reached by House and Senate leadership and the Trump administration earlier this week. The budget deal increases the overall spending limits for non-defense