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February 27, 2020

NWLC Applauds Introduction of the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Representative Jan Schakowsky and Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced the Part–Time Workers Bill of Rights—bold new legislation that will afford crucial protections to millions of part-time workers.   Employers routinely exclude part-time workers from workplace benefits, pay them less than their full-time counterparts, and deny

February 25, 2020

Senate Votes on Two Extreme Anti-Abortion Measures

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate will vote on two anti-abortion bills. One bill – S. 310 and S. 311 – would deny families the ability to decide for themselves how they would like to spend the

February 24, 2020

Weinstein Verdict “Shows That Our Work Is Not Done”

(New York City, NY) Today, a jury convicted Harvey Weinstein of first degree sexual assault and third degree rape.    The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s

February 12, 2020

NWLC Urges Congress to Lift Deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment

(Washington, D.C.) Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote to lift the deadline on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA would guarantee equal legal rights for all people in this country, regardless of sex. Just

February 5, 2020

Trump Acquittal “A Gross Miscarriage of Justice,” Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) In response to the acquittal of President Donald Trump by the United States Senate, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center Fatima Goss Graves issued the following statement: “Today we witnessed a

January 30, 2020

Trump Administration Endangers Millions of Low-Income Americans With Medicaid Block Grant Scheme, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) A new plan to convert Medicaid funding into limited block grants unveiled by the Trump administration Thursday threatens the health of millions of Medicaid recipients.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid guidance represents a radical and unlawful departure from existing Medicaid financing where every dollar a state spends receives a matching amount

January 27, 2020

NWLC Responds to Virginia Approving Equal Rights Amendment

(Richmond, VA) Today, Virginia became the 38th state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the U.S. Constitution following a Senate and House vote. The ERA would guarantee equal legal rights for all Americans, regardless of

January 24, 2020

Trump Administration Attempts to Take Away Comprehensive Health Coverage for Californians, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Civil Rights has taken the extraordinary action of threatening to withhold critical funding to California – just because the state protects its residents

January 17, 2020

SCOTUS to Hear Case That Threatens Access to Birth Control, Says NWLC

Media Contact: Gillian Branstetter 202.588.5180 (Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court decided to hear a case – Trump v. Pennsylvania – that will determine whether employers and schools can deny insurance coverage of birth control to employees

January 17, 2020

Trump Administration Proposed Rules Give Schools a Blank Check to Discriminate, says NWLC

Media Contact: Gillian Branstetter 202.588.5180 (Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump Administration published eight proposed rules that would make it easier for institutions that get federal funding to discriminate. This includes a rule that would expand

January 16, 2020

Federal Court Allows Challenge to Proceed Against Trump Administration and University of Notre Dame’s Back-Room Birth Control Agreement

Media Contact: Gillian Branstetter 202.588.5180   (Hammond, IN) Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana ruled to allow a lawsuit brought by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Americans United for

January 14, 2020

NWLC Applauds Movement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, members of the House Committee on Education and Labor completed a markup of the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) (H.R. 2694) and voted, 29-17, to report the bill out of committee. The