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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

April 29, 2019

The National Women’s Law Center Expands its Bench of Expertise, Announces New Residential Fellowship Program

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a preeminent advocate for advancing equality and opportunity for women and girls, today announced its inaugural Resident Fellowship program, and named Julie Kohler and Diana Ramirez its first

April 16, 2019

Students Lead Effort to Address Ongoing Mental Health Crisis Impacting Latina Girls in New NWLC Report

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released “We Are Not Invisible,” a report coauthored by 13 middle and high school students that seeks to address the mental health crisis impacting Latina students across

April 10, 2019

The Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019 Would Improve the Lives of Millions of Women and their Families

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senators Sherrod Brown, Michael Bennet, Richard Durbin, and Ron Wyden, along with 40 cosponsors, introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019. Building upon the proven success of the Earned Income Tax