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October 15, 2019

Tarana Burke and Notable Movement Leaders Launch #MeTooVoter Campaign on 2nd Anniversary of The Viral #MeToo Moment

For immediate release: October 15, 2019 Contact: LySaundra Campbell ( Ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, ‘me too.’ Movement founder Tarana Burke is joined by American labor activist Ai-jen Poo, President & CEO of the National

October 4, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Abortion Case

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to review an erroneous Fifth Circuit decision on abortion. June Medical Services v. Gee is a challenge to an anti-abortion Louisiana law virtually identical to

October 2, 2019

NWLC Responds To Judge Ruling In Favor of Harvard In Affirmative Action Case

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Affirmative action in higher education is key to dismantling decades of institutional racism and sexism. We applaud

September 26, 2019

Eugene Scalia’s Confirmation as Secretary of Labor Is Troubling for Working People Across the Country

(Washington, DC) On September 26, the U.S. Senate confirmed Eugene Scalia as Trump’s next Secretary of Labor. The Secretary of Labor is the nation’s most senior official tasked with ensuring the well-being and rights of working

September 23, 2019

Native Women Lose Nearly $1 Million Over a 40-year Career Due to Wage Gap, NWLC New Analysis Shows

(Washington, DC) Today is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day– which marks the 21 months full-time Native women workers need to work to make what their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts typically made in the prior year alone.

September 19, 2019

NWLC Urges Senate Leadership Not to Hold Funding for Institutions Serving Students of Color Hostage in Order to Pass Higher Education Act Abandoning Civil Rights Priorities

(Washington, D.C.) On Sept. 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FUTURE Act (H.R. 2486), a bipartisan bill that would provide urgently needed spending for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions. Despite the

September 18, 2019

Senate Appropriations Bill Will Undermine the Well-being of Children and Families, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its Labor-Health and Human Services-Education bill, which fails to protect and invest in the critical healthcare, child care, and other needs of children and families. The bill provides

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