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April 4, 2018

Education Department Hosts Secret Summit on School Discipline that Excludes Affected Groups

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will host a summit on school safety and climate to reportedly discuss plans to revoke guidance reminding schools that disciplinary policies and practices must follow civil rights law. Despite

March 29, 2018

Walmart Must Face Pregnancy Discrimination Class Action

Judge denies two attempts by Walmart to have the lawsuit tossed East St. Louis, Illinois— In a victory for the plaintiffs, a federal judge ruled today that a class action lawsuit brought by two former Walmart

March 23, 2018

Omnibus Provides Historic Boost in Child Care Funding and Protects Tips for Workers, But Congress Must Protect Dreamers

(Washington, D.C.)  This afternoon the President signed the budget that will fund the federal government for the next six months. This budget provides a significant boost to non-defense discretionary spending and includes the largest increase in

March 21, 2018

Lawyers’ Committee & NWLC Sue the OMB for Failure to Disclose Documents Related to its Decision to Suspend Employer Pay Data Collection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the National Women’s Law Center (“NWLC”) filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) under the Freedom of Information Act.  The

March 16, 2018

NWLC Responds to Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC President & CEO: “All of us are forever indebted to the extensive work of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Her broad-reaching legacy forged a pathway towards

March 12, 2018

Groups Demand Information from Notre Dame, Trump Administration, on Contraceptive Coverage Settlement

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) sent a demand letter to the University of Notre Dame and filed a Freedom of Information Act

March 9, 2018

NWLC Stands with Alejandra Pablos

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier this week, reproductive justice and immigrant rights activist, Alejandra Pablos, was detained after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took her into custody during what was supposed to be a routine check-in. Alejandra was

March 6, 2018

Senator Rubio’s Letter to Department of Education Exploits the Murders of Students and Teachers to Justify Ending Anti-discrimination Protections in Schools

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida released a letter erroneously blaming the tragic Parkland shooting on policy guidance to schools from the Department of Education and Department of Justice in 2014. The Obama-era guidance

February 28, 2018

Administration Declines To Defend Its Equal Pay Rollback On The Merits, Tries To Dismiss Suit Instead — Plaintiffs Respond By Filing Opposition

Washington, DC — After the Trump Administration declined to defend its rollback of equal pay protections, instead moving to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the rollback, the plaintiffs in the suit responded today by filing an opposition

February 27, 2018

Department of Education Blocks Rule Promoting Equity in School Discipline

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Education formally announced that it will delay implementation of a rule aimed at protecting students of color and students with disabilities from discriminatory discipline. The rule, put in place

February 27, 2018

NWLC and Center for Reproductive Rights Submit Amicus Brief in Support of California’s FACT Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of California’s Reproductive FACT (Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency) Act

February 27, 2018

Forty-six States Fail to Pay Adequate Rates for Infant Care at Child Care Centers, New NWLC State-by-State Report Reveals

(Washington, D.C.) Forty-six states fail to pay the federally recommended level to child care centers providing infant care, according to a new state-by-state report by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). The analysis is based on