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Minority Girls Given Fewer Chances in School Sports, Report Says

April 27, 2015

Heavily minority schools, on average, offer fewer than half as many spots on teams compared with heavily white schools and they give about 60 percent of those spots to boys, says the report, released by the National Women’s Law Center and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council… “People might expect that somewhere like Massachusetts might be a little bett

The Boston Globe

Have We Seen the End of the 8-Hour Day?

April 23, 2015

Liz Watson of the National Women’s Law Center, also in Washington, helped steer a policy response in the form of the Schedules That Work Act, a bill that was introduced last year in the House of Representatives by Congressman George Miller.

The Nation

Walmart Shareholders Will Not Get to Vote on Gender Pay Proposal

April 23, 2015

“Greater pay transparency promotes a more engaged and productive workforce,” said Fatima Goss Graves, vice president of National Women’s Law Center. “Shareholders can and should continue to hold companies accountable for adopting better pay practices which will benefit both working families and the bottom line.”

The Guardian

I Was a Female Ad Exec. ‘Mad Men’ Is Hardly Ancient History

April 20, 2015

My own sense is that this is less a question of whether what’s being represented on the show once happened, or is still happening today—as this National Women’s Law Center report makes clear, workplace sexual harassment is indeed alive and well—and more about how differently women and men remember (and not just experience) those events.  

The New Republic

Why We Can’t Forget Transgender People When Talking About the Pay Gap

April 18, 2015

Like most advocates on gender pay inequity, Katherine Gallagher Robbins, the director of research and policy analysis at the National Women's Law Center, was pleased to hear the president.


Loopholes Remain in Obamacare Birth Control Coverage

April 16, 2015

“We hear from women every day who have trouble getting the benefit,” Gretchen Borchelt, vice president for health and reproductive rights for the National Women’s Law Center, said during a panel discussion at the Kaiser Family Foundation on Thursday after the findings were presented.

U.S. News & World Report

Insurers Cover Some Contraceptives, But Not All

April 16, 2015

"It really is a game changer for women. But we also hear from women every day who are having trouble getting the benefit," said Gretchen Borchelt, a vice president at the National Women's Law Center.

National Journal

Why Your Birth Control Isn’t Always Free Under Obamacare

April 16, 2015

The National Women’s Law Center is another good resource in this space, offering guidance on how to make sure women get the best access to contraceptives. The nonprofit also offers help to women who are having difficulty accessing no-cost contraceptives. More information is available here. 


On Equal Pay Day, Pay Homage to 11 People Who’ve Been Critical to the Equal Pay Movement

April 14, 2015

Marcia Greenberger: Greenberger is an attorney who’s been fighting for equal pay for more than 40 years. According to the New York Times, she landed the first full-time job as women’s rights lawyer in Washington, D.C., back in the 1970s. The very first case she worked on had historic implications.

The New York Times

10 Things We Need to Do To Close the Wage Gap

April 14, 2015

According to the National Women’s Law Center, two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women. Two-thirds of workers in low-wage, tipped occupations are also women. "Raising the minimum wage and the tipped minimum wage are important steps towards fair pay for women -- especially women of color," reads a 2014 NWLC report.

The Huffington Post