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June 16, 2021

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Announcement that Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students is Prohibited Under Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education announced that it will enforce Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the reasoning in Bostock v. Clayton

June 9, 2021

600+ Students, Educators, Advocates Join Biden Administration in Public Hearing on Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights held a public hearing to consider how it restores civil rights enforcement of Title IX. It will hear steps the Department can take to

June 8, 2021

Republicans Block the Paycheck Fairness Act on a Party Line Vote, Dealing a Blow to Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a united Republican caucus filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, blocking an up or down simple majority vote on the bill. Two months ago, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness

June 8, 2021

NWLC Urges Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) was introduced in Congress. The bill’s lead sponsors include U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, Lois Frankel, Ayanna Pressley, and Veronica Escobar and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin.

May 28, 2021

NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s FY2022 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Budgets are a representation of our values—and Biden’s budget is an examination of what it means

May 25, 2021

NWLC Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Kristen Clarke to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re thrilled for Kristen Clarke’s leadership at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Her

May 17, 2021

NWLC Reacts to SCOTUS Hearing High-stakes Abortion Case

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Supreme Court decided it will hear a case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an egregiously unconstitutional Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks into pregnancy. This law is part of a coordinated, national strategy to eliminate abortion access and bring a case to the Supreme Court to gut or overrule our right to abortion.   The

May 14, 2021

Pregnant Workers Fairness Coalition Applauds House Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act & Urges Swift Vote in the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. This critical workforce and maternal health bill will ensure pregnant workers can receive reasonable accommodations to

May 13, 2021

NWLC Urges Senate to Confirm Catherine Lhamon to Asst. Sec for Civil Rights at the Department of Education

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re thrilled by the nomination of Catherine Lhamon to this key leadership role at the Office for

May 7, 2021

National Campaign Celebrates Child Care Providers As The Backbone of Our Economy

(Washington D.C.) In commemoration of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, the National Women’s Law Center is launching #WeAreTheBackbone, a national effort to center the essential work of child care providers and the value of child

April 29, 2021

Pregnant Workers Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Introduction of the Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act & Urges Swift Passage

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Bob Casey (D – PA), Senator Bill Cassidy (R – LA), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D- NH), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R – WV), Senator Tina Smith (D – MN), and Senator Lisa

April 29, 2021

NWLC Responds to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress & the First 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The Biden-Harris administration is tasked with historic crises generations in the making, confronting as they must