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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

May 16, 2019

Wendy Vitter’s Confirmation to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana is a Blow to the Rule of Law

The following is a statement by Anna Chu, Vice President for Strategy and Policy at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): With the confirmation of Wendy Vitter, the Trump-Pence Administration adds yet another narrow-minded extremist judge

May 15, 2019

 NWLC Condemns Alabama’s Near-Total Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The cruel Alabama law that passed last night is blatantly unconstitutional. After decades of chipping away at

May 14, 2019

American companies—like Microsoft, Levi Strauss & Co., and Adobe—Support Passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C) Today, Representatives Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and John Katko (R-NY), along with Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-WA), Lucy McBath (D-GA), and Bobby Scott (D-VA), will re-introduce the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in the House

May 8, 2019

House Appropriations Committee Votes to Block Trump Administration’s Dangerous Health Care Refusal Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Today, House Appropriations Committee voted to deny funding to implement the Trump-Pence Administration’s dangerous refusal of care rule released last Thursday. The rule would allow virtually any health care entity, provider, or worker to

May 2, 2019

NWLC Claims Victory in Miami-Dade County Title IX Lawsuit

(Washington, D.C.) This week, a Florida court ruled to continue the case of student Jane Doe who sued her school, Carol City High School in MDCPS, the fourth-largest school district in the country. The United States

May 2, 2019

Trump Administration Releases Rule Authorizing Discrimination in Health Care, says NWLC

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The Trump-Pence Administration will stop at nothing to strip patients of the care they deserve. This rule

May 1, 2019

NWLC Responds to the Introduction of the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Bill

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittee’s FY 2020 appropriations bill was introduced. The bill includes an additional $2.4 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which will allow states