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June 12, 2019

Military Justice Improvement Act of 2019 Would Remove Decisions on Sexual Assault from the Chain of Command

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center: “Women join the military to serve and protect their country—not to be sexually assaulted. But

June 11, 2019

National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood, Democracy Forward Sue Trump Administration to Block Rule to Allow Discrimination by Health Care Workers

NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER, PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA, DEMOCRACY FORWARD  National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood, Democracy Forward Sue Trump Administration to Block Rule to Allow Discrimination by Health Care Workers WASHINGTON, DC – The

May 30, 2019

NWLC, Which Houses and Administers the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, Supports the Discrimination Cases of Several Women Against the FBI

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “NWLC, which houses and administers the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, is proud to support the brave

May 28, 2019

NWLC Responds to Attacks on Abortion in Indiana and Missouri

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re witnessing the results of anti-abortion politicians’ outrageous efforts to eliminate the right to abortion and reverse

May 24, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Trump-Pence Administration’s Proposed Rule to Roll Back the Health Care Rights Law of the Affordable Care Act

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Trump-Pence Administration is sanctioning blatant discrimination in health care by attempting to reverse the landmark health

May 23, 2019

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) was introduced in Congress. The bill’s lead sponsors include U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Marcia Fudge (OH-11), and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and

May 21, 2019

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™ – Housed and Administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund – Supports New Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald’s By Workers Across the Country

(Washington, D.C.) Today 25 new sexual harassment charges and lawsuits – in 20 cities across the country – were announced against McDonald’s, alleging sexual harassment in both the corporation and its vast chain of restaurants. The

May 17, 2019

The National Women’s Law Center Applauds the Equality Act that Protects the Civil Rights of All People

(Washington, D.C.) Today the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act. The Equality Act will codify basic rights for LGBTQ people by explicitly stating that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is

May 16, 2019

Wendy Vitter’s Confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is a Blow to the Rule of Law

The following is a statement by Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): With the confirmation of Wendy Vitter, the Trump-Pence Administration adds yet another narrow-minded extremist judge

May 15, 2019

 NWLC Condemns Alabama’s Near-Total Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The cruel Alabama law that passed last night is blatantly unconstitutional. After decades of chipping away at

May 14, 2019

American companies—like Microsoft, Levi Strauss & Co., and Adobe—Support Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C) Today, Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and John Katko (R-NY), along with Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Lucy McBath (D-GA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA), will re-introduce the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in the House

May 8, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Block Trump Administration’s Dangerous Health Care Refusal Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Appropriations Committee voted to deny funding to implement the Trump-Pence Administration’s dangerous refusal of care rule released last Thursday. The rule would allow virtually any health care entity, provider, or worker to