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NWLC Responds to the Nomination of Nicole Berner to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):  “We are thrilled to celebrate the nomination of Nicole Berner to the U.S. Court of Appeals...

NWLC Releases Data Revealing Homeownership Rates for Women of Color Have Not Recovered Since the Great Recession

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a brief today that includes data showing that homeownership rates for Black women and Latinas in 2021 still have not recovered from the Great Recession...

NWLC Applauds HHS Secretary Becerra for Strongly Supporting Emergency Child Care Funding During Senate Appropriations Hearing

Washington, DC – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the President’s domestic supplemental funding request to Congress, which includes $16 billion for child care. The witnesses at today’s hearing included the Secretary...

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Latest Judicial Nominees 

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, President Biden announced his intent to nominate five highly-qualified individuals to federal district courts. This announcement marks President Biden's forty-first round of nominees for federal judicial positions.  The following is a...

NWLC and SiX Launch a New State Gender Policy Collective

Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and State Innovation Exchange (SiX) are launching the State Gender Policy Collective (“the Collective”) that will deepen and expand policy, research, and communications support–and cross-state collaboration–for state policymakers and leaders...

NWLC Statement on President Biden’s Emergency Child Care Funding Request to Congress

Washington, DC – President Joe Biden released his domestic emergency aid priorities to Congress today, which includes $16 billion for emergency child care funding -- which is the same amount of emergency funding that the National Women’s...

NWLC Calls on the Biden Administration to Release Final Title IX Rule

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and partners including End Rape on Campus, Every Voice Coalition, It’s on Us, Know Your IX, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Equal Rights Advocates,...

NWLC Data Underscores Need to Improve Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Women of Color & People with Disabilities

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today released a new factsheet underscoring the importance of improving the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help advance gender, racial, and disability justice, which comes...

Women Truck Drivers File Class Action Charging Major Trucking Company with Gender Discrimination in Hiring and Training Practices

Washington, DC— October 5, 2023 — Representing three named women truck drivers and REAL Women in Trucking, the National Women's Law Center, in partnership with co-counsel Peter Romer-Friedman Law PLLC, filed a class action hiring...

NWLC Releases Statement Ahead of Midnight Deadline for Child Care Funding Cliff

Washington, DC – Melissa Boteach, Vice President of Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), released the following statement hours before billions of child care dollars in the American...

NWLC Statement on the Passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington, DC – Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), released the following statement regarding the death of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. “Senator Dianne Feinstein was a true trailblazer...

NWLC Reacts to New Census Bureau Data Revealing One in Five Women Surveyed Couldn’t Access Child Care

Washington, DC – Using data from the latest round (Week 61) of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, NWLC found that one in five women with children under 12 years old in the household...

NWLC Applauds Reintroduction of the Schedules That Work Act and Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act  

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Jan Schakowsky reintroduced the Schedules That Work Act and the Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act—two critically needed bills that will extend vital protections...

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Chicago Tribune Article

From 2018 to 2021, SKDK was on a monthly retainer with the TIME’s Up Legal Defense Fund (“the Fund”), an initiative that has been run by staff at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) since...

NWLC Reacts to Census Bureau’s Data Showing Historic Increase in U.S. Poverty Rate

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data that revealed an historic increase in the country’s poverty rates. Between 2021 and 2022, the poverty rate as measured by the Supplemental Poverty Measure...

NWLC Leads Nearly 1,000 Child Care Providers & Advocates from all 50 States in Sounding the Alarm on Urgent Need for Emergency Child Care Funding

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today led nearly 1,000 child care providers and advocates from all 50 states, including more than 100 national organizations, in calling on Congress to immediately pass...

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Proposal to Strengthen Overtime Protections

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden Administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule to substantially strengthen the weak overtime regulations issued by the Trump Administration in 2019. Under the proposal, the annual salary threshold under...

NWLC, MomsRising, & FRAC Lead Other Gender Justice Groups in Pushing to Strengthen & Expand SNAP Benefits in Farm Bill

Letter Underscores Importance of SNAP for Women; Cites Recent NWLC Data Showing Women Make Up Majority of SNAP Recipients   Washington, DC – Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), MomsRising, and the Food Research &...

NWLC Urges President Biden to Prioritize $16 Billion for Child Care in Emergency Aid Request to Congress

Washington, DC – Following the Biden administration’s release of its emergency aid priorities to Congress, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a statement urging President Biden to champion a critical investment of $16 billion...

NWLC, KYIX, Harvard Law, Vanderbilt Law Release First Guide Authored by and for Survivors on Defamation Lawsuits and Other Retaliation

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Know Your IX (KYIX), Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic, and Vanderbilt Law’s First Amendment Clinic, released Survivors Speaking Out, a new resource by and for survivors of...