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Legal Advocacy Groups Sue Betsy DeVos and Trump Administration For Discriminating Against Student Survivors of Sexual Violence

Citing Bias of Administration Officials, SurvJustice, Equal Rights Advocates and Victim Rights Law Center Sue to Reinstate Protections for Student Survivors, Overturn Trump Title IX Policy Washington, DC — On behalf of plaintiffs SurvJustice, Equal...

President Trump and Congressional Republicans Shut Down the Government

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to reopen the government for three weeks without any protection for Dreamers. The following is a statement by Fatima...

President Trump and Republican Congressional Leadership Shut Down the Government

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Trump and Congressional Republican leaders failed to negotiate a bipartisan government funding agreement that would address some of our nation’s top priorities, including the full reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance...

NWLC and The Leadership Conference Submit Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case That Is Seeking To Undermine Public Sector Unions

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference), and over 80 other organizations supporting civil rights and economic opportunity submitted an amicus brief...

Trump Administration Proposes Rule Permitting Discrimination in Health Care

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, NWLC Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health: “The Trump Administration is once again attempting to enshrine boldfaced discrimination – this time to prevent patients from receiving...

New HHS Unit Opens the Doors to Discrimination in Health Care

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President and CEO: “Don’t be fooled – the Trump Administration’s new HHS unit is not about protecting religious liberty. We have seen this administration use...

Medicaid Work Requirements Threaten Women’s Health and Economic Security

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to State Medicaid Directors permitting states to apply for waivers that would condition Medicaid eligibility on fulfillment of work requirements. The guidance...

Confirmation of Kenneth Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Would Jeopardize Civil Rights for All Students, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.)  Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will vote on Kenneth Marcus’s nomination to become Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. The following is a...

Women Leaders Launch “Time’s Up” Campaign to Eradicate Abuse of Power, Shift Leadership Imbalances, and Promote Equality

  TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Launches LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 1, 2018 – TIME’S UP, an unprecedented movement started by women in the entertainment industry, today announced the launch of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. The TIME’S UP Legal Defense...

NWLC Files Complaints Against Five Institutions for Sex Discrimination in Health Care Coverage

Complaints highlight groundbreaking law prohibiting sex discrimination in health plans (Washington, D.C.) This morning, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed sex discrimination complaints against five institutions that exclude pregnancy coverage from the health insurance...