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November 12, 2019

More Investments Are Needed to Expand Child Care Assistance for Low-Income Families, New NWLC State-by-State Report Shows

(Washington, D.C.) The infusion of $2.4 billion in new federal child care funding in 2018 reduced the number of children on waiting lists for child care assistance by half, but substantial gaps remain, according to a

November 6, 2019

Victory: Court Strikes Down Trump Administration’s Discriminatory Refusal of Care Rule

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down a Trump administration rule that would have allowed health care workers’ personal beliefs to dictate patient care. The rule was

November 5, 2019

NWLC Applauds Introduction of Strengthened Schedules That Work Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Representative Rosa DeLauro is reintroducing the Schedules That Work Act—critical legislation that will give working people greater stability and predictability in their work schedules and in their lives. (Senator Elizabeth Warren will reintroduce

November 1, 2019

NWLC Reacts to HHS Rule That Greenlights Discrimination in All Grants

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The administration has just invited broad-based discrimination in its HHS grants. This means that people will have less

October 31, 2019

Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Call for Pitlyk’s Withdrawal

WASHINGTON — Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 12-10 vote, a coalition of leaders from reproductive rights and civil rights groups called today for the withdrawal of Sarah Pitlyk’s nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court

October 25, 2019

Groups Launch Pressure Campaign in Wake of Dem Debate Announcement of All-Women Moderator Team

Progressive groups across the country are asking debate viewers to #AskThemMore In light of yesterday’s news that the fifth Democratic primary debate will have all women moderators, a coalition of progressive organizations are urging people across

October 15, 2019

Tarana Burke and Notable Movement Leaders Launch #MeTooVoter Campaign on 2nd Anniversary of The Viral #MeToo Moment

For immediate release: October 15, 2019 Contact: LySaundra Campbell (lcampbell@nwlc.org) Ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, ‘me too.’ Movement founder Tarana Burke is joined by American labor activist Ai-jen Poo, President & CEO of the National

October 4, 2019

NWLC Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision to Review Abortion Case

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to review an erroneous Fifth Circuit decision on abortion. June Medical Services v. Gee is a challenge to an anti-abortion Louisiana law virtually identical to

October 2, 2019

NWLC Responds To Judge Ruling In Favor of Harvard In Affirmative Action Case

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, President & CEO of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC): “Affirmative action in higher education is key to dismantling decades of institutional racism and sexism. We applaud

September 26, 2019

Eugene Scalia’s Confirmation as Secretary of Labor Is Troubling for Working People Across the Country

(Washington, DC) On September 26, the U.S. Senate confirmed Eugene Scalia as Trump’s next Secretary of Labor. The Secretary of Labor is the nation’s most senior official tasked with ensuring the well-being and rights of working

September 23, 2019

Native Women Lose Nearly $1 Million Over a 40-year Career Due to Wage Gap, NWLC New Analysis Shows

(Washington, DC) Today is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day– which marks the 21 months full-time Native women workers need to work to make what their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts typically made in the prior year alone.

September 19, 2019

NWLC Urges Senate Leadership Not to Hold Funding for Institutions Serving Students of Color Hostage in Order to Pass Higher Education Act Abandoning Civil Rights Priorities

(Washington, D.C.) On Sept. 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the FUTURE Act (H.R. 2486), a bipartisan bill that would provide urgently needed spending for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions. Despite the