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January 7, 2020

Advocacy Organizations Call on Senate to Halt Judicial Confirmations Process

Advocacy Organizations Call on Senate to Halt Judicial Confirmations Process With Trump’s impeachment, Senators must take seriously the gravity of the upcoming trial   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) A coalition of 29 advocacy organizations today sent a joint

January 7, 2020

NWLC Joins “Opportunity Starts at Home” to Raise Awareness of Housing Affordability Crisis

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced it has joined the Steering Committee of Opportunity Starts at Home, an unprecedented multi-sector campaign to advance federal policies that expand affordable housing for the lowest income

December 20, 2019

NWLC Applauds Big Boost in Child Care Funding in 2020 Spending Bill. Other Provisions in Bill Undermine the Health and Equality of the Same Women Buoyed by the Child Care Wins

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congress passed a 2020 spending bill that: Provides over $1 billion in additional funding for child care and early learning, including an additional $550 million for the Child Care and Development Block Grant

December 20, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Trump Administration Finalizing Backdoor Abortion Ban

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump Administration finalized a rule that will take insurance coverage of abortion away from patients. The rule places burdensome regulations on insurers to dissuade them from offering abortion coverage, and will cause

December 19, 2019

NWLC Argues as Amicus in Support of Black Women Workers in Sex Harassment Case before the California State Court of Appeal

(Los Angeles, CA) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), represented by Covington & Burling LLP, argued as amicus before the California State Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight. The NWLC supports the position

December 18, 2019

Protecting the Rule of Law: NWLC Reacts to Historic impeachment Vote

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of NWLC: “Today’s historic vote in the House to impeach President Trump sends a clear and critical message: no president is above the law.

December 18, 2019

Court Issues Blow to Health Care, Rules Individual Mandate of ACA is Unconstitutional

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate was unconstitutional, and sent back the decision to the lower court to consider whether the remaining provisions of the

December 6, 2019

Civil Rights Groups: The “Fairness for All” Act is an Affront to Existing Civil Rights Protections, Treats LGBTQ People and Women as Second-Class Individuals

In a joint statement, groups express strong opposition to this proposed legislation (Washington, D.C.) Today, national advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American

December 4, 2019

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is

December 4, 2019

Cassidy-Sinema Proposal Pretends to be Paid Leave, Says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senators Cassidy and Sinema and Representatives Allred and Stefanik introduced legislation that purports to be paid family leave, but in fact asks families to borrow against their future Child Tax Credit benefits. The

December 4, 2019

Trump’s Draconian Rule Will Take Food Away from Women and Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump administration finalized a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule that will take SNAP away from nearly 700,000 unemployed and underemployed people and their families. There is a harsh requirement limiting SNAP

December 3, 2019

NWLC Submits Amicus Brief on Behalf of 72 Organizations in Supreme Court Case Deciding the Future of Abortion

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief on behalf of 72 organizations in the Supreme Court case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee. This case is a challenge to a