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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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LaShonda Davis says, “NWLC took my case all the way to the Supreme Court and won. As a result, other students who are harassed will get the help that I didn’t, and schools will do more to protect students.”

In response to a complaint filed by the National Women’s Law Center, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights found that girls in the Deer Valley Unified School District (AZ), the Wake County (NC) Public Schools, Columbus (OH) City Schools, the Houston Independent School District and the Irvine Unified School District (CA) are underrepresented in athletics programs.

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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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