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NWLC Submits Amicus Brief on Behalf of 68 Organizations in Supreme Court Case That Will Decide Fate of Federal Tax Subsidies for Affordable Care Act

January 28, 2015

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center and law firm Hogan Lovells submitted an amicus brief on behalf of 68 organizations in the Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell, brought by plaintiffs challenging a core provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The Court will consider whether the ACA allows the federal government to provide subsidies to individuals and families who buy insurance from the federally-facilitated health insurance Marketplaces, also known as Exchanges. The brief argues that a ruling for the challengers in King would thwart one of the main objectives of the law: to make health insurance more affordable and thus attainable for millions of Americans. 

NWLC Urges Loretta Lynch Confirmation

January 28, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) offered its strong support of the nomination of United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch to be the Attorney General of the United States, NWLC said today.

The following is a statement by NWLC Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:

“The National Women’s Law Center strongly supports the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General of the United States. Ms. Lynch’s legal expertise, breadth and depth of experience, and commitment to equal justice and the rule of law make her exceptionally qualified to serve as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

Gender Wage Gap For Union Members Is 40 Percent Smaller Than For Non-Union Workers, NWLC Analysis Shows

January 23, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  The gender wage gap among union members is 40 percent smaller than for non-union workers, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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Pregnancy Discrimination Case Brings Together Unusual Allies

December 3, 2014

"The Fourth Circuit, in our view, erroneously said that the plain language of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act... couldn't mean that literally," Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center, said to reporters this week. "Of course, we think it does mean it literally."

CBS News

Pregnancy Complication

December 1, 2014

A joint report published in 2013 by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance noted that even seemingly easy fixes, like allowing a woman to carry a water bottle or to sit down periodically, have been denied time and again.


Case Seeking Job Protections for Pregnant Women Heads to Supreme Court

November 30, 2014

“We’ve had some very big disappointments recently, but I’m hoping it won’t be a uniform set of experiences,” said Marcia D. Greenberger, a co-president of the National Women’s Law Center. “I hope Peggy Young will break the mold.”

The New York Times

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