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NWLC Data Underscores Need to Improve Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Women of Color & People with Disabilities

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today released a new factsheet underscoring the importance of improving the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help advance gender, racial, and disability justice, which comes...

Women Truck Drivers File Class Action Charging Major Trucking Company with Gender Discrimination in Hiring and Training Practices

Washington, DC— October 5, 2023 — Representing three named women truck drivers and REAL Women in Trucking, the National Women's Law Center, in partnership with co-counsel Peter Romer-Friedman Law PLLC, filed a class action hiring...

NWLC Releases Statement Ahead of Midnight Deadline for Child Care Funding Cliff

Washington, DC – Melissa Boteach, Vice President of Income Security and Child Care/Early Learning at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), released the following statement hours before billions of child care dollars in the American...

NWLC Statement on the Passing of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington, DC – Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), released the following statement regarding the death of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. “Senator Dianne Feinstein was a true trailblazer...

NWLC Reacts to New Census Bureau Data Revealing One in Five Women Surveyed Couldn’t Access Child Care

Washington, DC – Using data from the latest round (Week 61) of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey, NWLC found that one in five women with children under 12 years old in the household...

NWLC Applauds Reintroduction of the Schedules That Work Act and Part-Time Worker Bill of Rights Act  

(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 critically needed bills that will extend vital protections...

National Women’s Law Center Responds to Chicago Tribune Article

From 2018 to 2021, SKDK was on a monthly retainer with the TIME’s Up Legal Defense Fund (“the Fund”), an initiative that has been run by staff at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) since...

NWLC Reacts to Census Bureau’s Data Showing Historic Increase in U.S. Poverty Rate

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data that revealed an historic increase in the country’s poverty rates. Between 2021 and 2022, the poverty rate as measured by the Supplemental Poverty Measure...

NWLC Leads Nearly 1,000 Child Care Providers & Advocates from all 50 States in Sounding the Alarm on Urgent Need for Emergency Child Care Funding

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today led nearly 1,000 child care providers and advocates from all 50 states, including more than 100 national organizations, in calling on Congress to immediately pass...

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s Proposal to Strengthen Overtime Protections

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden Administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule to substantially strengthen the weak overtime regulations issued by the Trump Administration in 2019. Under the proposal, the annual salary threshold under...

NWLC, MomsRising, & FRAC Lead Other Gender Justice Groups in Pushing to Strengthen & Expand SNAP Benefits in Farm Bill

Letter Underscores Importance of SNAP for Women; Cites Recent NWLC Data Showing Women Make Up Majority of SNAP Recipients   Washington, DC – Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), MomsRising, and the Food Research &...

NWLC Urges President Biden to Prioritize $16 Billion for Child Care in Emergency Aid Request to Congress

Washington, DC – Following the Biden administration’s release of its emergency aid priorities to Congress, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a statement urging President Biden to champion a critical investment of $16 billion...

NWLC, KYIX, Harvard Law, Vanderbilt Law Release First Guide Authored by and for Survivors on Defamation Lawsuits and Other Retaliation

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Know Your IX (KYIX), Harvard Law’s Cyberlaw Clinic, and Vanderbilt Law’s First Amendment Clinic, released Survivors Speaking Out, a new resource by and for survivors of...

National Women’s Law Center Celebrates President Biden’s Executive Order Strengthening Military’s Response to Sexual Assault

Washington, DC – Today, President Biden will sign an Executive Order to implement reforms to the military justice system that significantly strengthen how the military handles sexual assault cases. The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC)...

NWLC Applauds Bipartisan Vote to Increase Child Care & Early Learning Funding for FY2024 in Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Markup

Washington, DC – Today, The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a statement after the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee voted in a bipartisan fashion to increase funding...

NWLC Applauds Reintroduction of the Raise the Wage Act

(Washington, D.C.) Fourteen years since the federal minimum wage was increased in 2009, Congress today reintroduced the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $17 per hour by 2028—and...

NWLC Releases Data Revealing Child Care Workers’ Wage Growth Lags Behind Other Low-Paid Occupations

Washington, DC – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today released new data that analyzed the changes in wage growth for child care workers and other low-paid occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The data reveals...

NWLC Reacts to Harmful and Dangerous Provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC – Today, the House narrowly passed an annual defense bill which includes several extreme amendments threatening the rights and health care access of service members and their families. The Republican-led amendments include prohibiting...

Kalpana Kotagal’s Long-Awaited Confirmation Today as EEOC Commissioner Is Good News for Workers

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate in a 49-47 vote, confirmed Kalpana Kotagal as Commissioner to the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after an 18-month-long wait. The following is a statement by Emily Martin,...

NWLC Reacts to FDA Approval of First Over-the-Counter Contraceptive Pill

Washington, DC – Today, the Food and Drug Administration approved Opill as the first-ever over-the-counter birth control pill in the United States. The decision reflects the extensive data and research presented to the FDA earlier...