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June 1, 2020

NWLC: “We Need Leaders Now, Not Tomorrow, Who Will Fight for Justice”

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The pain, hurt, and trauma of generations are on display throughout the country right now. We watched in

May 27, 2020

Black Women Tell Their Stories of Sexual Abuse by Music Mogul, Russell Simmons, in “On the Record” Documentary

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “For too long, Black women’s lived experiences and struggles as survivors have been erased from the sexual

May 15, 2020

NWLC Responds to House Proposal For Next Coronavirus Relief Measure (HEROES Act) 

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The HEROES Act introduced by the House this week goes a long way toward immediate relief

May 12, 2020

SCOTUS Hears Arguments In Right of Religious Employers to Subvert Civil Rights Laws

Today, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in two cases that could radically shape the civil rights of millions of workers nationwide.  The two cases–Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v.

May 6, 2020

Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocates React to Oral Arguments in Supreme Court Case Concerning Birth Control Access

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two consolidated cases—Trump v. Pennsylvania and Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania—both challenging the Trump administration’s rules that would

May 6, 2020

NWLC Responds to Department of Education’s Gutting of Protections For Sexual Assault Survivors

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education released finalized regulations that radically weaken the federal enforcement of Title IX protections against sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment in schools. The following is a statement

May 1, 2020

NWLC Responds to Vice President Biden’s Denial of Sexual Assault Allegation

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Vice President Biden directly addressed the allegations before him head-on today — anyone running for office should do

April 29, 2020

Court Approves $14 Million Settlement Agreement with Pregnant Workers from 2013-2014

Pregnant workers represented by co-counsel A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center announced that on April 29, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois approved

April 28, 2020

NWLC Urges Trump Administration to Halt Confirmation of Federal Judges

(Washington, D.C.) Despite the COVID-19 global health crisis, the Trump-Pence Administration and Mitch McConnell continue to push forward the confirmation of judges to lifetime positions in courts across the country. Since March 11, the White House

April 23, 2020

Prematurely Lifting State Stay-At-Home Orders Is a Treacherous Decision that Disproportionately Hurts Low-Paid Women of Color, Says NWLC

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, NWLC Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice: “The treacherous decisions by governors in South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee to lift stay-at-home orders are based on nothing more

April 23, 2020

Analysis: At Least $9.6 Billion Needed Each Month to Preserve Child Care System Nationwide Through Pandemic

(Washington, D.C.) The child care system needs at least $9.6 billion each month in public funding during the pandemic to provide emergency relief and avoid permanent closures of child care providers and economic destabilization, according to

April 22, 2020

National Women’s Law Center Employees Form Staff Union

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020 – Today, the staff members of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced they have unionized with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). NWLC management voluntarily recognized the union, NWLC United. “We