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NWLC Applauds Introduction of The Child Care for Working Families Act

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:   “This vital investment in our nation’s child care system will bring us closer to...

NWLC Applauds the Confirmation of Vanita Gupta as Associate Attorney General

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Our hearts are still healing and heavy with the painful truth of a seemingly endless...

The House Passes the Paycheck Fairness Act, in a Victory for Equal Pay

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Paycheck Fairness Act Fairness Act passed in the U. S. House of Representatives in a 217-210 vote. This critical legislation advances racial and gender equity and addresses the economic pain that...

NWLC Applauds Move to Halt Trump Administration’s Title X Rule

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): “We applaud the Biden Administration for moving to halt the damaging Trump Administration rule that gagged...

NWLC Applauds Biden-Harris Administration’s Title IX Announcement

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education announced that it is beginning the process to reverse Betsy DeVos's Title IX regulations, which radically weakened protections against sexual harassment in schools. The National Women’s Law Center...

Civil Rights Groups Urge Supreme Court to Carefully Balance Harms in Student Speech Case

Case Concerns the Regulation of Student Speech Off-Campus and on Personal Social Media (Washington, D.C.) - School districts must be able to address legitimately harmful speech such as bullying, harassment, and threats of violence- whether...

Open Letter Supporting Trans Women & Girls

In observance of Women’s History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility, we write this letter as feminist leaders in advocacy, business, entertainment, media, politics, and social justice who stand as, with, and for transgender and...

NWLC Applauds Biden’s Judicial Nominations

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Biden announced his choice of 10 judicial nominees to serve as Federal Circuit and District Court judges, and one nominee to serve as a Superior Court Judge for the District of...

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of EACH Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Act was introduced by Representatives Barbara Lee, Diana DeGette, Ayanna Pressley, Jan Schakowsky, and Senators Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, and Patty Murray. ...

New National Campaign Advocates for Urgent Passage of the Equality Act

The Freedom & Opportunity For All campaign launches with support from hundreds of nation's top leaders in civil rights, faith, education, health care, and advocacy. The campaign will continue growing nationwide support for federal anti-discrimination protections for...

NWLC Applauds Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re excited to have Attorney General Becerra confirmed as our top health official. We are confident...

NWLC Responds to Racist, Misogynist Murder of Asian Women in Atlanta

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): "We are collectively grieving for the families of the victims in this vicious shooting in Atlanta,...

NWLC Applauds Passage of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Today’s passage of the American Rescue Plan represents a momentous victory for the women who...

NWLC Responds to Biden’s Executive Orders on Gender Justice

"The White House announcements establishing the much-needed Gender Policy Council, as well as launching a review of the Department of Education's policies regarding sexual harassment in schools, are important advances to both undo the harm...

NWLC, NAPAWF, SisterLove, Inc., NLIRJ File Amicus Brief In Irwin County Detention Center Case

Today, the National Women’s Law Center, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, SisterLove, Inc., and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice submitted an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs in Oldaker v. Giles, 20-cv-224...

Sexual Harassment Allegations Against N.Y. Governor Cuomo Demand an Independent, Thorough, and Transparent Investigation, Says NWLC

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The multiple allegations of sexual harassment against New York Governor Cuomo demand an independent, nonpartisan, thorough,...

NWLC Responds to House Vote on Coronavirus Relief Package

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The package passed by the House today is a critical rescue effort for the entire...

National Civil Rights Groups Challenge Medicaid Work Requirements

(Washington D.C.) - Former Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Alex Azar’s implementation of new work requirements failed to consider the negative health impacts the loss of Medicaid coverage would have on...

NWLC Calls on Senate to Pass The Equality Act

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The Equality Act is a vital step toward closing the gaps in our laws that...

‘me too.’ International, the National Women’s Law Center, and TIME’S UP Foundation Launch “We, As Ourselves” in Support of Black Survivors

For press inquiries, please contact: ‘me too.’ International: Denise Beek, [email protected] National Women’s Law Center: Gillian Branstetter, [email protected] TIME’S UP Foundation: Jae Aron, [email protected] The new initiative, timed with Black History/Black Futures Month, aims to challenge prevailing and...