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December 8, 2017

Anita Hill and NWLC Meet with High-Level Hollywood Professionals to Explore Strategies to Stop Sexual Harassment Two Days After TIME Magazine Names #MeToo “Silence Breakers” Person of the Year

(Los Angeles, California) Anita Hill, feminist trailblazer and Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University, and Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), will meet with

December 5, 2017

NWLC Convenes Pittsburgh Roundtable on Importance of Families’ Access to High-Quality Child Care for the Business Community

(Pittsburgh, PA) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), in partnership with PepsiCo, convened a roundtable in Pittsburgh to discuss the importance of increased state and federal investments in child care for families, providers, and the

December 4, 2017

Walmart Hit with Another Legal Claim for Pregnancy Discrimination

Mother of two was forced on unpaid leave during her pregnancy for not lifting heavy merchandise ATLANTA—Today, three legal organizations that brought a class action lawsuit against Walmart earlier this year for discrimination against pregnant workers filed a

December 2, 2017

Tax Plan Lining Pockets of the Wealthy Passes in Senate

(Washington, D.C.)  In the middle of the night, the Senate enacted its version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Significant changes to the bill were made just hours before Senators voted, leaving little time for

November 16, 2017

Women and Families Foot the Bill for Big Tax Cuts Given to the Rich and Corporations

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives approved its version of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” This legislation would raise taxes on 36 million low- and middle-income families by 2027, while immediately eliminating tax benefits

November 15, 2017

Advocates Sue To Stop Illegal Trump Administration Rollback of Equal Pay Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democracy Forward and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed a lawsuit today against the Trump Administration on behalf of NWLC and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for illegally rolling back

November 2, 2017

Women and Families Get Crumbs under House Tax Plan, But Will Pay the Bill

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House Ways and Means Committee released its tax bill. Consistent with the framework released in September, the House’s bill is a vehicle for huge tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations at

October 31, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Trump Administration for Rules Denying Women Birth Control Coverage

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) filed a complaint against the Trump Administration’s interim final rules that allow employers and universities to cite

October 31, 2017

Child Care is Out of Reach for Many Low-Income Families, New NWLC Report Shows

Most States have Less Funding for Child Care Compared to 2001 (Washington, D.C.) A low-income family of three with an income above $40,840 (200 percent of poverty) cannot qualify for child care assistance in 36 states—according

October 30, 2017

NWLC Submits Amicus Brief in Supreme Court Case that Has Direct Impact on Women’s and LGBTQ Rights

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with law firm Covington & Burling and Professor Melissa Murray of Berkeley School of Law, filed an amicus brief on behalf of 40 women’s organizations in

October 27, 2017

NWLC Expresses Deep Concern at Nomination of Diana Furchtgott-Roth to Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary Position

(Washington, D.C.) On October 31, 2017, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is scheduled to hold its confirmation hearing for Diana Furchtgott-Roth as Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of

October 11, 2017

NWLC to Launch First National Legal Network to Battle Sex Discrimination

Attorneys from across the country will help fill void left by Trump’s rollback of women’s rights (Washington, D.C.) In response to extensive and unprecedented threats to women’s rights, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced today