All Topics

Press Room

Contact Us

Email Jessica Baskerville at [email protected]
or call 202.588.5180.

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Limiting Enforcement of Civil Rights in Philadelphia Social Services

(Washington D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center:  “Today’s ruling is a harmful loss to the children in the foster care system in...

NWLC Responds to the Department of Education’s Announcement that Discrimination Against LGBTQ Students is Prohibited Under Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Education announced that it will enforce Title IX’s prohibition on sex discrimination to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, consistent with the reasoning in Bostock v....

600+ Students, Educators, Advocates Join Biden Administration in Public Hearing on Title IX

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights held a public hearing to consider how it restores civil rights enforcement of Title IX. It will hear steps the Department can take...

Republicans Block the Paycheck Fairness Act on a Party Line Vote, Dealing a Blow to Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a united Republican caucus filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, blocking an up or down simple majority vote on the bill. Two months ago, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck...

NWLC Urges Congress to Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) was introduced in Congress. The bill’s lead sponsors include U.S. Representatives Judy Chu, Lois Frankel, Ayanna Pressley, and Veronica Escobar and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tammy...

NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s FY2022 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center: “Budgets are a representation of our values—and Biden’s budget is an examination of what it...

NWLC Celebrates Historic Confirmation of Kristen Clarke to Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women's Law Center (NWLC): “We’re thrilled for Kristen Clarke’s leadership at the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice....

NWLC Reacts to SCOTUS Hearing High-stakes Abortion Case

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Supreme Court decided it will hear a case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an egregiously unconstitutional Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks into pregnancy. This law is part of a coordinated, national strategy to eliminate abortion access and bring a case to the Supreme Court to gut or overrule our right to abortion.  ...

Pregnant Workers Fairness Coalition Applauds House Passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act & Urges Swift Vote in the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. This critical workforce and maternal health bill will ensure pregnant workers can receive reasonable accommodations...

NWLC Urges Senate to Confirm Catherine Lhamon to Asst. Sec for Civil Rights at the Department of Education

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “We’re thrilled by the nomination of Catherine Lhamon to this key leadership role at the Office...

National Campaign Celebrates Child Care Providers As The Backbone of Our Economy

(Washington D.C.) In commemoration of National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, the National Women’s Law Center is launching #WeAreTheBackbone, a national effort to center the essential work of child care providers and the value of...

Pregnant Workers Fairness Coalition Applauds Senate Introduction of the Bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act & Urges Swift Passage

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Bob Casey (D - PA), Senator Bill Cassidy (R - LA), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D- NH), Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R - WV), Senator Tina Smith (D - MN), and Senator...

NWLC Responds to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress & the First 100 Days of the Biden-Harris Administration

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The Biden-Harris administration is tasked with historic crises generations in the making, confronting as they...

NWLC Applauds the American Families Plan

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The outline laid out by President Biden tonight promises historic investments in paid leave, high-quality,...

NWLC Applauds $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

(Washington, D.C.) Today President Biden issued an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors from $10.95 to $15 per hour, beginning with contracts that are initiated or extended in 2022, and indexing the...

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...