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NWLC Files Title IX Complaint Against College in Missouri for Discriminating Against a Pregnant Student

July 31, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed an administrative complaint against Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs for violating Title IX—the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education—by maintaining an attendance policy that fails to excuse students for pregnancy-related absences or allow work missed during such absences to be made up.&n

NWLC Submits Brief in Eden Foods v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

July 29, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Eden Foods Inc. v. Sebelius. At the heart of the case is whether a for-profit company must comply with an important benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that ensures women access to insurance coverage for birth control without any out-of-pocket costs.

NWLC Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Approve the Nomination of Professor Cornelia Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

July 24, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Professor Cornelia T.L. (Nina) Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The following statement is from Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center: 

"Professor Pillard’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today demonstrated her fair-minded, unbiased approach to the law and fundamental commitment to upholding our Constitution. She affirmed that she would faithfully and rigorously apply the law to the facts before her in every case, if confirmed. 

60 Percent of Women’s Job Gains in the Recovery are in Low-Wage Jobs, NWLC Analysis Finds

July 24, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  According to a new analysis released today by the National Women’s Law Center, 60 percent of women’s job gains in the recovery are in low-wage occupations. For men, the figure is 20 percent.

“The economy is adding jobs—but the bad news for women is that six out of every ten jobs they’ve gained in this recovery are low-wage,” said Joan Entmacher, Vice President for Family Economic Security at the National Women’s Law Center.  “It’s virtually impossible for a woman to support herself, much less a family, on these wages.”

NWLC Proud to Support Women's Economic Agenda

July 18, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) proudly joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues, allied organizations and supporters on the steps of the Capitol for the release of When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: An Economic Agenda for Women and Families, an agenda that seeks to address many of the economic challenges facing women and fami

NWLC Applauds Senate Vote on Confirmation of Tom Perez for Secretary of Labor

July 18, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The Senate voted today to confirm Thomas Perez, the current Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, to be the next Secretary of Labor, by a vote of 54 to 46.

NWLC Calls 'Student Success Act' the Wrong Approach

July 18, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on the Student Success Act (H.R. 5), a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly known as “No Child Left Behind.”

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women's Law Center:

NWLC Critical of House Bills Aimed at Hampering Health Care Law

July 17, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The House of Representatives is slated to vote today on H.R. 2667 and H.R. 2688, two bills aimed at undermining the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The following statement is from Marcia D. Greenberger, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center:

NWLC Urges Senate to Allow Up-or-Down Vote on Nomination of Tom Perez for Labor Secretary

July 16, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate will vote on whether to proceed to a confirmation vote on the nomination of Thomas Perez, the current Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, to be the next Secretary of Labor.

National Women's Law Center Commends Final Rule on Contraceptive Coverage

June 28, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the Obama Administration announced the final rule on accommodations for non-profit organizations with religious objections to the contraceptive coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA requires all new health insurance plans to cover contraceptives and other preventive health services with no co-pay or deductible.