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Kavanaugh’s Hearing Schedule Is Outrageous and an Insult to the American People, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) This afternoon, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced that confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will begin on September 4. The hearings are expected to last only three or...

Black Women Disproportionately Experience Workplace Sexual Harassment, New NWLC Report Reveals

Black Women Disproportionately Experience Workplace Sexual Harassment, New NWLC Report Reveals (Washington, D.C.)  Black women filed sexual harassment charges at nearly three times the rate of white, non-Hispanic women with the U. S. Equal Employment...

Senators Have a Lot to Gain by Supporting Abortion Rights and Rejecting Kavanaugh

As the U.S. Senate considers Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, a new national survey conducted by Civis Analytics’ political data science team shows that voters...

The Administration’s Policy that Separated Children and Parents is Unforgivable, Says NWLC

(Washington, DC) Today is the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunite all families that were separated at the border as a result of its zero-tolerance policy, which was initiated in May. The following...

HRC & NWLC Target Kavanaugh in Full-Page Ads Across Four Key States

WASHINGTON -- This weekend, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), launched full-page newspaper and digital ads...

Lawsuit Filed Against HHS for Refusing to Release Documents Regarding New Office for Civil Rights Division

(Washington, D.C.) The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for refusing to release records related to a new division...

NWLC Responds to Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court puts women’s health, equality, dignity,...

NWLC Reacts to Trump’s Hiring of Bill Shine as Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Assistant to the President

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, President Trump announced that Bill Shine will become his assistant and deputy chief of staff for communications. Fox News fired Shine as its co-president in May, 2017 for allowing and then covering...

NWLC Responds to Trump Administration Rescinding Diversity/Affirmative Action Guidance

The following is a statement from Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center: “Affirmative action programs benefit everyone in this country—particularly women and girls....

NWLC Responds to Justice Kennedy’s Retirement from the Supreme Court

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Justice Kennedy’s retirement sounds the alarm over the future of civil rights in this country. For decades,...

Supreme Court Decision in Janus v. AFSCME Will Disproportionately Hurt Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court ignored decades of precedent and decided in a 5 to 4 decision that individuals who enjoy the protections of public sector union representation do not have to contribute to...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Upholding President Trump’s Muslim Ban

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s Muslim Ban in the case of Trump vs. Hawaii. The following is a statement from Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy of the National...

Supreme Court Decision in NIFLA v. Becerra is damaging for people who are pregnant, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, in a damaging decision for pregnant women and access to reproductive health care, the Supreme Court struck down the California FACT Act in a 5-4 decision. The California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive...

On Behalf of Notre Dame Students, Groups Sue Trump-Pence Administration and University Over Backroom Deal to Take Away Coverage of Birth Control

SOUTH BEND, IN — Citing flagrant defiance of federal law and the U.S. Constitution, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United), and the Center for Reproductive...

House Republicans Drastically Cut SNAP, Taking Food Assistance from Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Republicans passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. H.R. 2 proposes drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), including restrictions on categorical eligibility, mandatory participation in the...

NWLC Reacts to President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Trump issued an executive order attempting to diffuse the self-induced crisis of separating families at the border by putting families in detention camps. This practice stands in stark contrast to reams...

NWLC Cheers Victory for Tipped Workers with DC’s Passage of Initiative 77

NWLC Cheers Victory for Tipped Workers with DC’s Passage of Initiative 77 (Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, DC residents voted decisively to bring One Fair Wage to the District by approving Initiative 77. This ballot measure will...

After Years of Legal Pressure, Walmart Updates Policy for Pregnant Employees

Questions Remain Around Policy Implementation & Compensation for Harmed Workers NEW YORK—On the heels of a report in today’s The New York Times, four organizations that have long advocated for fair treatment of pregnant employees...

Supreme Court Case Declined to Rule that Religious Views of Business Owners Provide a Broad License to Discriminate

(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. In its decision, the Court did not accept the invitation to announce that businesses may discriminate against LGBTQ individuals...

Senate Vote is a Missed Opportunity to Ensure Strong Reforms Dealing with Sexual Harassment Committed by Members of Congress

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan bill to address sexual harassment in Congress. The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:...