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NWLC Reacts to Revealed Identity of Woman Who Claims Sexual Violence Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Christine Blasey Ford never asked to come forward and share her story about the sexual...

NWLC Reacts to Allegation of Sexual Violence by Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(Washington, D.C.) Recent reports have revealed an allegation of sexual violence by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The National Women’s Law Center opposed Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court prior to this allegation. The...

Wage Gap for Women Does Not Budge for Two Years in a Row, Being a Woman Still Increases the Odds of Being Poor in America, and Number of People Insured Holds Steady

(Washington, D.C.) For women across all races, the wage gap did not decrease by even one cent in 2017 and even increased for some, according to new analysis released today by the National Women’s Law...

NWLC Reacts to Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearing Week

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): “Our fears about the future of this country deepened this week when Judge Kavanaugh repeatedly refused...

NWLC Reacts to Leaked Documents From Kavanaugh Discussing Abortion

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “In the nick of time, Kavanaugh’s true belief that Roe v. Wade is not settled law...

NWLC Reacts to Kavanaugh’s Evasive Answers on Precedent

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “It’s not sufficient that Brett Kavanaugh believes that Roe v. Wade is settled law. The Supreme Court...

Department of Education’s New Draft Regulations Disregard Student Safety and Misread the National Mood

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the New York Times reported that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is preparing sweeping new legal rules to attempt to weaken Title IX protections against sexual assault and sexual harassment of students in...

Illegal Activities of President Trump’s Inner Circles Underscore Why Kavanaugh’s Nomination Must Not Move Forward

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, Michael Cohen, the former attorney for President Trump, implicated the President in violating campaign finance laws when he acknowledged that he made payments to an adult film star and former Playboy model...

Democratic Women Senators, Joined By Women’s Groups And Patients, Discussed Why Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination To The Supreme Court Poses Grave Threat To The Future Of Affordable, Accessible Health Care For Women Of Color

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined the National Women’s Law Center, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and a...

Abortion Storytellers and Providers Storm SCOTUS at Rally; Meet with Senators

Abortion Activists Hold Speak Out and Lobby Day in Support of Roe v. Wade WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Advocates for Youth, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the National Network of Abortion Funds, and the National Women's Law...

“Justice Rising: Women United to Stop Kavanaugh” Kicks Off to Highlight Kavanaugh’s Threat to Women’s Rights

The week of action features multiple events and rallies focused on abortion rights, protecting health care, and women’s rights at work. Washington, DC - The National Women’s Law Center, in partnership with a growing list...

NWLC Files Complaint Against D.C. Board of Chiropractic on behalf of Sexually Harassed Patient

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed a complaint with the D.C. Board of Chiropractic on behalf of a young woman who was repeatedly sexually harassed by her chiropractor. Over the...

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund Awards $750,000 to Organizations Serving Low-Wage Workers Who Experience Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Grants will go toward raising awareness of the resources available to survivors of sexual harassment and supporting them as they come forward.   (Washington, D.C) – The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund awarded $750,000 in...

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,...