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July 18, 2019

NWLC Applauds House Passage of the Raise the Wage Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today the House of Representatives voted to pass the Raise the Wage Act, a bill that will raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2025 and provide for automatic

July 16, 2019

The National Women’s Law Center Launches Initiative to Protect Abortion Rights

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) launched the Abortion Rights Project to respond to the unprecedented assault on abortion rights in this country. A major focus of the initiative will be supporting state

July 16, 2019

Trump’s Latest Comments Directed at Four U.S. Congresswomen Are Transparently Racist

This past weekend, in response to criticism of the outrageous conditions in ICE detention facilities amidst promises of mass ICE raids, arrests, and deportations, Donald Trump tweeted that “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries

July 8, 2019

CBO Report Demonstrates Benefits of $15 Minimum Wage for Millions of Working People

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report analyzing the economic impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, similar to the Raise the Wage Act currently pending

July 3, 2019

Sex Stereotyping Discrimination against LGBTQ Workers is Barred by Federal Law—Says NWLC’s Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with law firm Cohen & Gresser LLP, submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court today in support of three employees who were fired from their jobs

June 27, 2019

NWLC Responds to the Supreme Court’s Ruling on the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

(Washington, D.C) Today, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s proposed “citizenship question” – a query on the 2020 census that would ask U.S. residents whether they are citizens. In the Court’s ruling, they deemed that

June 20, 2019

NWLC Applauds House Legislation That Improves Tax Credits and Funding for Workers and Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation that would make much-needed improvements to tax credits for workers and families over the next two years. The Economic

June 18, 2019

Union City School District To Improve Girls’ Athletic Opportunities

(Union City, NJ) – The Union City School District has agreed to improve athletic opportunities for its female students, following an agreement between the District and the National Women’s Law Center.In November 2017, NWLC, represented by

June 18, 2019

New Child Care Bill Will Help Families Afford Child Care, Expand Access to High-Quality Care and Support Early Childhood Educators

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1) introduced the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act. This bill would help families afford child care, expand access to high-quality child care, and

June 14, 2019

 NWLC Reacts to the House Labor-Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s FY 2020 Appropriations Bill

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass an appropriations bill that gives women and families many reasons to celebrate, including by protecting and investing in reproductive health care and expanding access to high-quality, affordable child

June 13, 2019

NWLC Applauds National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Provisions that Will Expand Contraceptive Access

(Washington, D.C) Late last night, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes two provisions that will help improve access to contraception for service members and their families. The

June 13, 2019

NWLC Applauds the Introduction of the Affordability is Access Act

(Washington, D.C) Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Katie Hill (D-CA) and Ami Bera (D-CA) introduced The Affordability is Access Act. This bill would make sure that women will