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December 4, 2019

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is

December 4, 2019

Cassidy-Sinema Proposal Pretends to be Paid Leave, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senators Cassidy and Sinema and Representatives Allred and Stefanik introduced legislation that purports to be paid family leave, but in fact asks families to borrow against their future Child Tax Credit benefits. The

December 4, 2019

Trump’s Draconian Rule Will Take Food Away from Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump administration finalized a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule that will take SNAP away from nearly 700,000 unemployed and underemployed people and their families. There is a harsh requirement limiting SNAP

December 3, 2019

NWLC Submits Amicus Brief on Behalf of 72 Organizations in Supreme Court Case Deciding the Future of Abortion

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief on behalf of 72 organizations in the Supreme Court case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee. This case is a challenge to a

November 22, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Labor Department Notice That It Will Ignore EEO-1 Pay Data  

(Washington, DC) Today the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced its decision to ignore EEO-1 pay data in its enforcement of nondiscrimination provisions for federal contractors, effective immediately. The EEO-1 pay data

November 19, 2019

Settlement Approved in Miami-Dade County School Sexual Assault Lawsuit

(Miami, FL) This week, a federal court in Florida approved a settlement in Jane Doe v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County. The case was originally filed in January 2019 by the National Women’s Law Center

November 14, 2019

Extremist Trump-Appointed Judge, Steven Menashi, Is Confirmed

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Steven Menashi was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals – one of the most influential courts in the country. Menashi’s harmful record includes rolling

November 14, 2019

Latinas Lose More Than $1.1 Million Over a 40-year Career Due to Wage Gap, New NWLC Analysis Shows 

Latinas Lose More Than $1.1 Million Over a 40-year Career Due to Wage Gap, New NWLC Analysis Shows Lifetime wage gap in Washington, D.C. is over $1.9 million  (Washington, D.C.) November 20 is Latina Women’s Equal Pay

November 13, 2019

Walmart Reaches $14 Million Preliminary Settlement Agreement with Pregnant Workers from 2013-2014

On November 13, 2019 the federal district court granted the motion filed by A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center for preliminary approval of a settlement in the amount of $14

November 13, 2019

  New Reports Tackle Gender and Racial Bias Embedded in the Tax Code

(Washington, D.C.) The tax code in America was largely written by and for a small number of powerful and wealthy white men. These laws comprise a set of hidden rules that help shape our economy in

November 12, 2019

Bill Introduced to Block Trump Administration’s Rule Permitting Widespread Discrimination in Health Care

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Put Patients First Act will be introduced by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Senator Patty Murray(D-WA), following the Southern District of New York’s decision to block the Trump Administration’s

November 12, 2019

More Investments Are Needed to Expand Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families, New NWLC State-by-State Report Shows

(Washington, D.C.) The infusion of $2.4 billion in new federal child care funding in 2018 reduced the number of children on waiting lists for child care assistance by half, but substantial gaps remain, according to a