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January 17, 2020

Trump Administration Proposed Rules Give Schools a Blank Check to Discriminate, says NWLC

Media Contact: Gillian Branstetter 202.588.5180 (Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump Administration published eight proposed rules that would make it easier for institutions that get federal funding to discriminate. This includes a rule that would expand

January 16, 2020

Federal Court Allows Challenge to Proceed Against Trump Administration and University of Notre Dame’s Back-Room Birth Control Agreement

Media Contact: Gillian Branstetter 202.588.5180   (Hammond, IN) Today, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana ruled to allow a lawsuit brought by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Americans United for

January 14, 2020

NWLC Applauds Movement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, members of the House Committee on Education and Labor completed a markup of the bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) (H.R. 2694) and voted, 29-17, to report the bill out of committee. The

January 7, 2020

Advocacy Organizations Call on Senate to Halt Judicial Confirmations Process

Advocacy Organizations Call on Senate to Halt Judicial Confirmations Process With Trump’s impeachment, Senators must take seriously the gravity of the upcoming trial   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) A coalition of 29 advocacy organizations today sent a joint

January 7, 2020

NWLC Joins “Opportunity Starts at Home” to Raise Awareness of Housing Affordability Crisis

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced it has joined the Steering Committee of Opportunity Starts at Home, an unprecedented multi-sector campaign to advance federal policies that expand affordable housing for the lowest income

December 20, 2019

NWLC Applauds Big Boost in Child Care Funding in 2020 Spending Bill. Other Provisions in Bill Undermine the Health and Equality of the Same Women Buoyed by the Child Care Wins

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Congress passed a 2020 spending bill that: Provides over $1 billion in additional funding for child care and early learning, including an additional $550 million for the Child Care and Development Block Grant

December 20, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Trump Administration Finalizing Backdoor Abortion Ban

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump Administration finalized a rule that will take insurance coverage of abortion away from patients. The rule places burdensome regulations on insurers to dissuade them from offering abortion coverage, and will cause

December 19, 2019

NWLC Argues as Amicus in Support of Black Women Workers in Sex Harassment Case before the California State Court of Appeal

(Los Angeles, CA) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), represented by Covington & Burling LLP, argued as amicus before the California State Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight. The NWLC supports the position

December 18, 2019

Protecting the Rule of Law: NWLC Reacts to Historic impeachment Vote

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of NWLC: “Today’s historic vote in the House to impeach President Trump sends a clear and critical message: no president is above the law.

December 18, 2019

Court Issues Blow to Health Care, Rules Individual Mandate of ACA is Unconstitutional

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate was unconstitutional, and sent back the decision to the lower court to consider whether the remaining provisions of the

December 6, 2019

Civil Rights Groups: The “Fairness for All” Act is an Affront to Existing Civil Rights Protections, Treats LGBTQ People and Women as Second-Class Individuals

In a joint statement, groups express strong opposition to this proposed legislation (Washington, D.C.) Today, national advocacy groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Center for American

December 4, 2019

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Decry Confirmation of Sarah Pitlyk to the Eastern District of Missouri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Sarah Pitlyk was confirmed for a lifetime position as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The expert non-partisan American Bar Association has determined she is