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January 6, 2022

More Than 40 Women’s Community Leaders Release Joint Statement Ahead of January 6th Anniversary

WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of the first anniversary of the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, more than 40 organizations and leaders of the gender equity community released a joint statement pledging to fight for our democracy.

December 20, 2021

NWLC Statement on the Path Forward for the Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “With millions facing uncertain futures and a pandemic that rages on, the fragile foundation women are

December 15, 2021

Military Spending Bill Fails to Include Key Birth Control Provision

(Washington, D.C) Today, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), without including a key provision from the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act that improves access to contraceptive care and counseling for non-Active Duty

December 10, 2021

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Unified Agenda

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education issued its Unified Agenda. It announced that it will file a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) in April 2022 to begin the process for undoing the Trump administration’s changes

December 10, 2021

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision on Texas’ Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court allows the lawsuit brought by abortion providers to continue but fails

December 9, 2021

National Women’s Law Center Celebrates Tonya Robinson’s Appointment to Vice Chair of Board, Recognizes Board Leadership as Organization Enters Its 50th Year

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a non-profit organization that has been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women and girls for nearly 50 years, recently announced Tonya

December 8, 2021

NWLC Reacts to Bipartisan Agreement that Introduces Reform in How the Military Addresses Sexual Misconduct

(Washington, D.C.)  Yesterday, Congress announced a bipartisan agreement to take initial steps toward long overdue reform in the way the military addresses sexual misconduct through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2022, by taking prosecutorial decision-making for sexual assault, domestic violence, and several other

December 3, 2021

National Women’s Law Center Launches National Campaign to Dispel Myths of Poverty and Financial Insecurity

(Washington, D.C.) As Congress finalizes the details of the Build Back Better agenda, the National Women’s Law Center is launching a national campaign to bridge the gap between the way poverty is discussed in the media

November 30, 2021

Reporting Guidance for the Build Back Better Act

To Reporters, Editors, Producers, and Anchors: As we celebrate the passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) through the U.S. House this past week, we acknowledge the media’s critical role in informing the public about

November 19, 2021

National Women’s Law Center Responds to House Vote on Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act with historic investments in women, families, and caregivers. The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National

November 17, 2021

Congress Reintroduces BE HEARD Act that Covers All Workers, Regardless of Size of Workplace

(Washington, D.C.) The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act of 2021 was reintroduced today in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives with

November 17, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the Access to Birth Control Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Access to Birth Control Act (ABC Act) was introduced by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Robin Kelly, and Katie Porter, and Senators Cory Booker and Patty Murray. The bill ensures that any person