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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...

Pay Equity Report Confirms That Collecting Pay Data Is Essential to Ending Pay Inequities

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (“NAS”) released its highly anticipated report evaluating the quality and value of pay data collected by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) through...

NWLC Urges Congress to Fight for Care Investments in the Final Reconciliation Package

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The decision to leave child care - and other meaningful investments that would reduce the cost...

BREAKING: Biden Administration Moves to Restore Anti-Discrimination Protections in Health Care 

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden administration took action to strengthen regulations implementing the Health Care Rights Law, otherwise known as Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law prohibits discrimination in health care...

NWLC Reacts to President Biden’s Executive Order on Abortion

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): "We commend the President for making it clear that the full weight of the government will...

NWLC Reacts to SCOTUS Overturning Roe v. Wade

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): "Today, we mourn—both for the loss of our reproductive freedom, and for our faith in the...

NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s NPRM on Title IX’s 50th Anniversary

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): “Today, on Title IX’s 50th anniversary, the Biden administration has taken critical action to...

New Report Evaluates Title IX’s Progress Ahead of 50th Anniversary

(Washington, DC) Today, in anticipation of Title IX’s 50th anniversary on June 23, 2022, the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) which includes 35 organizations advocating for gender justice in education including...

Advocates, Lawmakers, and Directly-Impacted New Yorkers Hold Press Conference at State Capitol Urging Lawmakers to Pass Hospital Transparency Bill

(Albany, New York – May 9, 2022) -- Today, on the first day of National Hospital Week, advocates, lawmakers and directly-impacted New Yorkers  gathered at 4:00 p.m. ET at the state Capitol urging the passage...

NWLC Comments on the Women’s Health Protection Act Failing – Again – to Pass the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) Today, anti-abortion senators yet again blocked consideration of the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). This is the second time this year that WHPA has been brought to the floor for a vote in...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Sharply Limiting Justice for Victims of Discrimination and Harassment

(Washington D.C.) In August 2021 the National Women’s Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund filed an amicus brief in support of Jane Cummings and her disability discrimination case....

NWLC, NELP, CWA, SEIU, and EPI Urge Court to Reject Efforts to Halt Federal Contractor Wage Increase

New Brief Underscores Presidential Authority to Raise Pay Standards for Workers on Federal Contract Washington, D.C. — Late yesterday, a coalition of organizations and labor unions, including the National Women’s Law Center, National Employment Law...

NWLC Celebrates Court Recognition of the Right of Judiciary Employees to Work Free of Sexual Harassment

(Washington, DC – April 26, 2022) —  “The National Women’s Law Center, along with the Purple Campaign and Legal Momentum, applaud the court's decision today in Caryn Devins Strickland v. United States et. al. This landmark...

NWLC Launches Tax the Patriarchy Campaign to Make the Tax Code Work Better for Women

(Washington, DC – April 15, 2022) --  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced a new campaign today to Tax the Patriarchy with the release of a new report, Advancing Gender and Racial Equity by...

NWLC Celebrates the Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

(Washington, D.C.) After the Senate voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, the following statement was issued by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s...

NWLC Responds to McDonald’s Paying $1.5M Settlement to Michigan Women Workers

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a group of former McDonald’s restaurant workers who brought a class-action lawsuit that alleges rampant sexual harassment by a manager won a $1.5 million settlement resolving the matter. The lawsuit was originally...

New NWLC National Poll and Report Show That Despite Improving Economy, Women Still Lag Far Behind Men

Nearly four in 10 women report their family’s finances are worse than in February 2020 (Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a national quantitative poll and a report, Resilient But Not...

Mississippi’s “Equal Pay” Law is a Sham and a Devastating Set-Back for Women in the State, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Mississippi legislature passed legislation that will explicitly allow employers to justify paying a woman less than a man doing the same job for reasons that are known to perpetuate wage gaps, like...