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July 9, 2018

NWLC Responds to Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court puts women’s health, equality, dignity, and

July 5, 2018

NWLC Reacts to Trump’s Hiring of Bill Shine as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Assistant to the President

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, President Trump announced that Bill Shine will become his assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications. Fox News fired Shine as its co-president in May, 2017 for allowing and then covering up

July 3, 2018

NWLC Responds to Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity/Affirmative Action Guidance

The following is a statement from Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center: “Affirmative action programs benefit everyone in this country—particularly women and girls. By

June 27, 2018

NWLC Responds to Justice Kennedy’s Retirement from the Supreme Court

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Justice Kennedy’s retirement sounds the alarm over the future of civil rights in this country. For decades, Kennedy

June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME Will Disproportionately Hurt Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court ignored decades of precedent and decided in a 5 to 4 decision that individuals who enjoy the protections of public sector union representation do not have to contribute to the

June 26, 2018

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim Ban in the case of Trump vs. Hawaii. The following is a statement from Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy of the National Women’s

June 26, 2018

Supreme Court Decision in NIFLA v. Becerra is damaging for people who are pregnant, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in a damaging decision for pregnant women and access to reproductive health care, the Supreme Court struck down the California FACT Act in a 5-4 decision. The California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care

June 26, 2018

On Behalf of Notre Dame Students, Groups Sue Trump-Pence Administration and University Over Backroom Deal to Take Away Coverage of Birth Control

SOUTH BEND, IN — Citing flagrant defiance of federal law and the U.S. Constitution, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United), and the Center for Reproductive Rights

June 21, 2018

House Republicans Drastically Cut SNAP, Taking Food Assistance from Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Republicans passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. H.R. 2 proposes drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including restrictions on categorical eligibility, mandatory participation in the federal

June 20, 2018

NWLC Reacts to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Trump issued an executive order attempting to diffuse the self-induced crisis of separating families at the border by putting families in detention camps. This practice stands in stark contrast to reams of

June 20, 2018

NWLC Cheers Victory for Tipped Workers with DC’s Passage of Initiative 77

NWLC Cheers Victory for Tipped Workers with DC’s Passage of Initiative 77 (Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, DC residents voted decisively to bring One Fair Wage to the District by approving Initiative 77. This ballot measure will gradually

June 15, 2018

After Years of Legal Pressure, Walmart Updates Policy for Pregnant Employees

Questions Remain Around Policy Implementation & Compensation for Harmed Workers NEW YORK—On the heels of a report in today’s The New York Times, four organizations that have long advocated for fair treatment of pregnant employees announce