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NWLC Applauds the Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) In the wake of President Biden’s nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, a position for which she’d be the first Black...

Congress Reintroduces the Schedules That Work Act and Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act to Promote Equitable Workplaces

(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 pieces of critical legislation that will afford vital...

Senate Passage of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021 Restores Power to Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, the Senate passed by voice vote the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021. The House passed its version February 7, 2022, by a vote of...

Survivors Describe Sexual Abuse and Retaliation They Experienced as Employees of the Washington Football Team at Congressional Roundtable, and Call for Report’s Release

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, held a roundtable with six former Washington...

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

(Washington D.C.) In response to the announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, the following statement was issued by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Justice Stephen Breyer...

New NWLC report finds over 30 states legally allow forced sterilization

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a report, “Forced Sterilization of Disabled People in the United States,” with contributions by the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN). The report unveils groundbreaking...

NWLC Celebrates Biden Administration’s Formation of the HHS Reproductive Healthcare Access Task Force

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today, Secretary Becerra and the Biden Administration heard our call for action and formed the Reproductive...

NWLC Statement on the Path Forward for the Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “With millions facing uncertain futures and a pandemic that rages on, the fragile foundation women are...

Military Spending Bill Fails to Include Key Birth Control Provision

(Washington, D.C) Today, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), without including a key provision from the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act that improves access to contraceptive care and counseling for non-Active...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision on Texas’ Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court allows the lawsuit brought by abortion providers to continue but...

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Unified Agenda

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education issued its Unified Agenda. It announced that it will file a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM) in April 2022 to begin the process for undoing the Trump administration’s...

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision on Texas’ Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Today’s decision by the Supreme Court allows the lawsuit brought by abortion providers to continue but...

National Women’s Law Center Celebrates Tonya Robinson’s Appointment to Vice Chair of Board, Recognizes Board Leadership as Organization Enters Its 50th Year

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a non-profit organization that has been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women and girls for nearly 50 years, recently announced...

NWLC Reacts to Bipartisan Agreement that Introduces Reform in How the Military Addresses Sexual Misconduct

(Washington, D.C.)  Yesterday, Congress announced a bipartisan agreement to take initial steps toward long overdue reform in the way the military addresses sexual misconduct through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2022, by taking prosecutorial decision-making for sexual assault, domestic violence, and several...

National Women’s Law Center Launches National Campaign to Dispel Myths of Poverty and Financial Insecurity

(Washington, D.C.) As Congress finalizes the details of the Build Back Better agenda, the National Women’s Law Center is launching a national campaign to bridge the gap between the way poverty is discussed in the...

Reporting Guidance for the Build Back Better Act

To Reporters, Editors, Producers, and Anchors: As we celebrate the passage of the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) through the U.S. House this past week, we acknowledge the media’s critical role in informing the public...

National Women’s Law Center Responds to House Vote on Build Back Better Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act with historic investments in women, families, and caregivers. The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the...

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the Access to Birth Control Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Access to Birth Control Act (ABC Act) was introduced by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Robin Kelly, and Katie Porter, and Senators Cory Booker and Patty Murray. The bill ensures that any person who...

Congress Reintroduces BE HEARD Act that Covers All Workers, Regardless of Size of Workplace

(Washington, D.C.) The Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act of 2021 was reintroduced today in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives...

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the Access to Birth Control Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Access to Birth Control Act (ABC Act) was introduced by Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Robin Kelly, and Katie Porter, and Senators Cory Booker and Patty Murray. The bill ensures that any...