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June 18, 2019

New Child Care Bill Will Help Families Afford Child Care, Expand Access to High-Quality Care and Support Early Childhood Educators

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM-1) introduced the Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act. This bill would help families afford child care, expand access to high-quality child care, and

June 14, 2019

 NWLC Reacts to the House Labor-Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s FY 2020 Appropriations Bill

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass an appropriations bill that gives women and families many reasons to celebrate, including by protecting and investing in reproductive health care and expanding access to high-quality, affordable child

June 13, 2019

NWLC Applauds National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Provisions that Will Expand Contraceptive Access

(Washington, D.C) Late last night, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) advanced the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes two provisions that will help improve access to contraception for service members and their families. The

June 13, 2019

NWLC Applauds the Introduction of the Affordability is Access Act

(Washington, D.C) Today, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Katie Hill (D-CA) and Ami Bera (D-CA) introduced The Affordability is Access Act. This bill would make sure that women will

June 12, 2019

Military Justice Improvement Act of 2019 Would Remove Decisions on Sexual Assault from the Chain of Command

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center: “Women join the military to serve and protect their country—not to be sexually assaulted. But

June 11, 2019

National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood, Democracy Forward Sue Trump Administration to Block Rule to Allow Discrimination by Health Care Workers

NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER, PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA, DEMOCRACY FORWARD  National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood, Democracy Forward Sue Trump Administration to Block Rule to Allow Discrimination by Health Care Workers WASHINGTON, DC – The

May 30, 2019

NWLC, Which Houses and Administers the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, Supports the Discrimination Cases of Several Women Against the FBI

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “NWLC, which houses and administers the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, is proud to support the brave

May 28, 2019

NWLC Responds to Attacks on Abortion in Indiana and Missouri

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re witnessing the results of anti-abortion politicians’ outrageous efforts to eliminate the right to abortion and reverse

May 24, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Trump-Pence Administration’s Proposed Rule to Roll Back the Health Care Rights Law of the Affordable Care Act

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Trump-Pence Administration is sanctioning blatant discrimination in health care by attempting to reverse the landmark health

May 23, 2019

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of 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 (CA-27), Marcia Fudge (OH-11), and Lois Frankel (FL-21) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and

May 21, 2019

TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund™ – Housed and Administered by the National Women’s Law Center Fund – Supports New Sexual Harassment Charges Against McDonald’s By Workers Across the Country

(Washington, D.C.) Today 25 new sexual harassment charges and lawsuits – in 20 cities across the country – were announced against McDonald’s, alleging sexual harassment in both the corporation and its vast chain of restaurants. The

May 17, 2019

The National Women’s Law Center Applauds the Equality Act that Protects the Civil Rights of All People

(Washington, D.C.) Today the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act. The Equality Act will codify basic rights for LGBTQ people by explicitly stating that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is