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NWLC Releases New Demographic Data on Rent-Burdened Single Women

Issue Brief Also Includes State-Level Data on Individuals Who Were Behind on Rent from 2021-2023  WASHINGTON – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released an issue brief today that includes new demographic data showing the share...

NWLC Reacts to One of Two Proposed Title IX Rules Advancing to OIRA for Final Review

Washington DC — The Education Department has sent one of two proposed Title IX rules to OIRA for final review and approval. In response, Shiwali Patel, Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel,...

NWLC Condemns Virginia’s Legislative Attacks Against Trans and Nonbinary Students

Washington, DC - Today, the Virginia Senate Committee on Education and Health is set to review three deeply concerning anti-trans bills (SB 37, SB 723, and SB 68). In response, the National Women’s Law Center...

NWLC Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Tax Bill

WASHINGTON – This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation, the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, that includes an expansion of the Child Tax Credit that would provide additional relief...

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Announcement of Measures to Help Close Gender and Racial Wage Gaps

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Chief Program Officer for the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Biden administration gave women a reason to cheer this morning when it announced measures that will...

NWLC Praises DoJ Settlement in Cuomo Harassment Investigation

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):  “We are enormously grateful to the many survivors who bravely came forward three years ago to...

NWLC Reacts to President Biden’s Plan to Expand Abortion and Contraception Protections on Roe Anniversary

Washington, DC - Today, the Biden Administration unveiled plans to enhance access to contraception, medication abortion, and emergency abortions at hospitals. In response, Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights & Health at the National...

NWLC Reacts to Proposed Bipartisan Tax Deal Framework

WASHINGTON – Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), released the following statement in response to the announced framework for a bipartisan tax deal: “The Child Tax Credit expansion...

NWLC Statement Ahead of House Committee Markup on Anti-Abortion Bill

WASHINGTON -- The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) released a statement today ahead of the House Committee on Education & the Workforce’s markup of the Pregnant Students’ Rights Act. NWLC and 47 other advocates also sent a letter...

NWLC Applauds Department of Labor Regulations Protecting Workers’ Rights

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on the standard for distinguishing between employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule revises the standard...

NWLC Statement on the FY24 Appropriations Deal

WASHINGTON – Over the weekend, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Mike Johnson announced that they reached a deal on topline funding levels for Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations. Fatima Goss Graves, President and...

Biden Administration Revokes Trump-Era Refusal of Care Rule

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, the Biden administration repealed the most harmful aspects of the Trump administration's "Refusal of Care" rule. The Trump Refusal of Care Rule would have granted individuals and institutions the ability to...

NWLC Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision Uphold Idaho Abortion Ban

(Washington, D.C.)  —  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will allow Idaho to enforce its near-total abortion ban, even in medical emergencies. The Court has also agreed to hear oral arguments on the case...

NWLC Reacts to Extended Final Title IX Rule Delay

The following is a statement from Shiwali Patel, Director of Justice for Students Survivors and Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center: “We're deeply disappointed in the Biden Administration's decision to postpone the final...

Students and Advocates Demand Urgent Action from Biden Administration to Release Final Title IX Rule

Washington, DC - December 5, 2023 — Today, students, parents, educators, and advocacy groups gathered in front of the White House to demand the immediate release of the final Title IX rule. Title IX makes...

NWLC Statement on Oral Arguments in Moore v. United States

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the case Moore v. United States, which is challenging the constitutionality of a one-time tax on the profits of a foreign investment. The...

NWLC Reacts to the Death of Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Washington, DC - The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Today we mourn the passing of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. She...

Religious Leaders Continue Legal Fight Against Missouri’s Abortion Ban

St. Louis, MO - November 16, 2023 — Today, the St. Louis City Court will hold a crucial hearing in the case of Rev. Traci Blackmon v. State of Missouri. In this case, a group...

NWLC Analysis Finds Poverty Rates for Women and Families Surged From 2021 to 2022

Washington, DC – A new National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) analysis found that between 2021 and 2022, the poverty rate for families with children headed by single women as measured by the Supplemental Poverty Measure...

NWLC Responds to the Nomination of Nicole Berner to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):  “We are thrilled to celebrate the nomination of Nicole Berner to the U.S. Court of Appeals...