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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...

National Women’s Law Center, Metanoia y OLÉ anuncian Sparking Change: una iniciativa de narración para destacar las voces de las mujeres de color

WASHINGTON, DC, 5 de julio de 2023 - Las mujeres negras, indígenas y otras mujeres y niños de color soportan la carga sistémica de la inseguridad de los ingresos, el escaso acceso a los servicios...

National Women’s Law Center, Metanoia, and OLÉ Announce Sparking Change: A Storytelling Initiative Spotlighting the Voices of Women of Color

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 5, 2023 – Black, Indigenous, and other women and children of color are bearing the systemic burden of income insecurity, minimal child care access, and child care unaffordability, yet the stories of...

NWLC Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision in 303 Creative That Undermines Equality for LGBTQ+ People

(Washington, D.C.) — Today’s Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative opens a new loophole in Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act, which protects individuals, including LGBTQ+ people, from discrimination in various spheres including public accommodations.   The case...

NWLC Reacts to Supreme Court Overturning Affirmative Action

(Washington, D.C.)  — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to strike down race-conscious admissions policies, sometimes called “affirmative action,” in a pair of cases previously heard before the Court on October 31, 2022.   The decision...

NWLC Marks Anniversary of Title IX by Calling on Biden Administration to Release Final Title IX Rule Before the School Year Begins

Washington, DC – To mark the 51st anniversary of Title IX, which bans discrimination on the basis of sex in education, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), along with Advocates for Youth, End Rape on...

NWLC Responds to Biden’s Executive Action on Birth Control

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden administration issued an executive action to strengthen access to contraception. This action comes one day before the one-year anniversary of the devastating Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision. The...

NWLC Announces Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund; Supports Access to Abortion One Year Since Dobbs

Washington, DC - Today, almost one year since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturned Roe v. Wade, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) launched the Abortion Access Legal Defense Fund (Abortion Access LDF) to help...

NWLC Applauds the Senate HELP Committee’s Advancement of the Paycheck Fairness Act, the Healthy Families Act, and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act

The following is a statement by Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “The pandemic made it impossible to ignore what we already knew: a large...

NWLC Celebrates Introduction of the Equality Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Equality Act is set to be introduced again in Congress. The Equality Act would provide protections for LGBTQ people across the country by including the following: Providing consistent and explicit non-discrimination...

NWLC Celebrates Senate Confirmation of Reproductive Rights Lawyer Julie Rikelman to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

The following is a statement by Erinn D. Martin, Director of Nominations & Cross-Cutting Policies at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):   “We are elated to celebrate the confirmation of Julie Rikelman – a renowned...

NWLC Responds to Extremist Attacks on GLSEN

(Washington, D.C.) After Target announced it was pulling some Pride merchandise from stores in response to extremist threats, GLSEN and other leading LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations released a statement calling on the business community to rise...

NWLC Reacts to Debt Ceiling Deal

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): "We are relieved that there is a bipartisan deal that averts a catastrophic default, but we...

NWLC Reacts to Biden Administration’s Delay of Title IX Rule

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): "Students shouldn’t have to wait any longer for their rights to be restored. But...

NWLC Celebrates Confirmation of Nancy Abudu to Eleventh Circuit

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “We are thrilled to celebrate this historic confirmation of Nancy Abudu - a distinguished attorney...

NWLC Applauds Move to Advance Pay Equity for Federal Employees

The following is a statement from Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “As the nation’s largest employer, the federal government is raising the bar for...