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November 19, 2020

New Election Exit Poll Shows Bipartisan Support for Policies to Address Caregiving Crisis

(Washington, DC) — At a time when the country is politically divided, one issue that unites voters is the strong need for caregiving solutions as part of the COVID-19 relief and economic recovery. Voters — across

November 12, 2020

Trial Begins in Case Challenging Betsy DeVos, Dept. of Education’s Rules Targeting Survivors of Sexual Violence

Today, the trial begins in a lawsuit against Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education over sweeping Title IX rules that discourage students in K-12 schools and colleges from reporting incidents of sexual violence, reduce

November 10, 2020

NWLC responds to Supreme Court’s ACA oral arguments

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the newly comprised U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to decide whether or not the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is constitutional, the first with Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed just

November 7, 2020

NWLC Reacts to the Election of Biden and Harris as Next President and VP

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today we celebrate the endurance of our democracy, and the heroes who have brought us the end

October 26, 2020

NWLC Reacts to Senate Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The anti-democratic priorities of this Senate majority have never been more clear. While millions suffer and

October 22, 2020

NWLC Responds to Historic Abuse of Power by Senate Republicans to Confirm Judge Barrett

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The rush to confirm Judge Barrett only one week before the election is an abuse of power

October 18, 2020

NWLC Responds to Amy Coney Barrett’s Mishandling of the Shonda Martin Case

(Washington, D.C.) In a 2018 ruling during her term on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Amy Coney Barrett reversed a lawsuit filed by Shonda Martin, a 19-year-old pregnant woman held at a Milwaukee County

October 15, 2020

Seventy-two Percent of Workers Who Experienced Sex Harassment Faced Retaliation, Says New Report by NWLC Based on TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Data

(Washington, D.C.) More than seven in 10 people who experienced workplace sex harassment faced some form of retaliation—including termination, being sued for defamation, and denial of promotions, according to a new report by the National Women’s

October 1, 2020

NWLC Applauds House Passage of Updated HEROES Act

(Washington, D.C.) Six months after the last pack package to support women and families struggling under the coronavirus pandemic was signed into law, the House of Representatives passed an updated version of The HEROES Act, first

September 25, 2020

NWLC Responds to Likely Ginsburg SCOTUS Replacement

After numerous media reports that Trump has selected his nominee for the Supreme Court, the following statement was provided by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):” “We’ve known who

September 18, 2020

NWLC Reacts to the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Our country has lost a fearless champion of justice, a pillar of the law, and a

September 17, 2020

NWLC Applauds Bipartisan House Vote Supporting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in a bipartisan 329-73 vote—with103 Republicans voting in support of the bill.This legislation would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for those