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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

September 16, 2020

NWLC Demands Justice for Women at Irwin County Detention Center

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “It is horrifying that ICE is violating and terrorizing people’s bodies within a system that already devalues

September 15, 2020

Nearly 10 Million Women Left Uninsured in 2019; Being a Woman Still Raised the Odds of Being Poor in America; and the Wage Gap for Black Women and Latinas Closed by One Penny

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data on health insurance, poverty, and income from 2019. Nearly ten million women were left without health coverage last year, putting them at increased health and financial

September 8, 2020

Leading LGBTQ Rights Orgs Call on DOJ to Enforce SCOTUS’ Bostock Decision

Leading national advocacy organizations dedicated to achieving LGBTQ equality and ending sex discrimination sent a letter to the Department of Justice in regards to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the consolidated cases Bostock v. Clayton County

September 3, 2020

NWLC Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against California Manufacturing Company that Failed to Stop Harassment and Abuse by Supervisors

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with co-counsel Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of the State of California, San Diego County, against cable manufacturing company

August 20, 2020

NEW GUIDE PUSHES LEADERS TO STOP CRIMINALIZING AND EXCLUDING BLACK, LATINA, AND NATIVE GIRLS IN SCHOOLS

With systemic changes, educational leaders at the school, district, and state levels can take real steps to eliminate deep racial and gender disparities in school discipline, according to a new guide by The Education Trust and