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April 23, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) applauds the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be the Attorney General of the United States. She is the first African American woman to serve as the nation’s foremost law enforcement officer.

April 21, 2015

(Washington, DC) Today’s Senate compromise on the anti-trafficking bill still imposes harmful restrictions on trafficking survivors’ access to critical health services, according to the National Women’s Law Center. Thanks to the efforts of several Senate champions of women’s health, the bill will no longer extend Hyde-like restrictions to non-taxpayer dollars, or to new programs—an improvement upon the original bill. However, abortion restrictions will still be applied to funding for health services.

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I worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for close to two decades. I was paid less than my male co-workers the entire time—even though I was doing the same work they were and doing it well. Near the end of my time there, I received an anonymous note alerting me to the discrimination, and I decided to fight for justice, with the help of the National Women's Law Center and its allies.

A coach in Birmingham, Alabama, Roderick Jackson was not afraid to speak his mind. When he witnessed the inferior practice and game conditions provided for his girls’ high school basketball team, compared to those provided for the boys, he complained to school administrators, calling it as he saw it: unfair sex discrimination.

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Bystander intervention is critical. Stepping in when something doesn’t seem right could, truly, save a life.  And the administration is right: it is on all of us to end sexual assault. But if a bystander doesn’t act and someone is assaulted, that is not the bystander’s fault. 

Yesterday, the Senate made history by confirming Loretta Lynch to be U.S. Attorney General, marking the first time an African American woman has ever held the position.

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Regardless of education, age, marital status, or race, women’s share of the low-wage workforce is bigger than men's:
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Sexual harassment + lack of mentors + stereotyped assumptions = less than 3% of construction workers are women:
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Girls of color don't get to run, pass, or score on a #LevelPlayingField. We're calling foul on unequal opportunities:
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