All Topics

Press Room

Contact Us

Email Gillian Branstetter at [email protected]
or call 202.588.5180.

NWLC Celebrates Biden Administration’s Formation of the HHS Reproductive Healthcare Access Task Force

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today, Secretary Becerra and the Biden Administration heard our call for action and formed the Reproductive...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 who...

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...

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...

Over 300 Early Learning & Child Care Providers and Advocates Call for Congress to Pass The Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) In a letter to House and Senate leadership, a nationwide coalition of over 300 early learning and child care providers, advocates, and organizations are calling on Congress to pass the Build Back Better...

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Framework Deal on Build Back Better Act

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

NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the White House released its plan for a whole-of-government strategy to advance gender equity and protect the rights of women and girls. The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves,...

NWLC Celebrates Confirmation of Catherine Lhamon to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today we celebrate Catherine Lhamon’s confirmation to the Department of Education to lead its Office for...

NWLC Celebrates Senate Introduction of Spending Bill Without the Hyde and Weldon Amendments

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate introduced the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funding bill, omitting the Hyde and Weldon amendments for the first time in decades. The following is a statement by Gretchen...

NWLC Reacts to R. Kelly’s Guilty Verdict

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today, Black survivors realized some measure of justice with the conviction of R. Kelly. Thanks to their...