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Tax Credits for Working Families Could Be Worth Thousands of Dollars

January 25, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is working with organizations around the country to launch a tax credits outreach campaign today to ensure that more low- and moderate-income families are aware of and claim available federal and state income tax credits.

Historic Decision on Combat Roles for Women Opens the Doors of Opportunity to All Women in the Armed Forces, says NWLC

January 23, 2013

Pentagon Chief Leon Panetta has lifted the military’s ban on women serving in combat. The following is a statement by Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-President of the National Women’s Law Center:

On 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, National Women's Law Center Looks to Inspire a New Generation

January 22, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Forty years after the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is redoubling its fight against the unprecedented attacks on women’s ability to get the reproductive health care they need.

NWLC Files Title IX Complaint Against CUNY For Discriminating Against A Pregnant Student

January 17, 2013

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed an administrative complaint against City University of New York (CUNY) for violating Title IX—the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education—for permitting each classroom instructor to determine on a case-by-case basis whether to excuse absences related to pregnancy and allow for make-up work and for retaliating against a studen

For the First Time in Over Six Years, Adult Women’s Unemployment Rate Above Men’s, NWLC Analysis Shows

January 4, 2013

 (Washington, D.C.)  Adult women’s unemployment rate rose to 7.3 percent in December from 7.0 percent in November.  This increase put adult women’s unemployment rate above adult men’s (flat at 7.2 percent in December) for the first time since September 2006, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center.  The increase for adult women overall was largely driven

National Women's Law Center Submits Amicus Brief In Case Challenging Health Care Law's Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

January 3, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of O’Brien Industrial Holdings v. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

President Promptly Renominates 33 Judicial Nominees While Americans Continue to Wait for Justice

January 3, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, President Obama renominated 33 judicial nominees who had been pending but were not confirmed in the 112th Congress.  Because of the insistence of the Senate minority, the Senate adjourned without voting on 11 judicial nominees, including four circuit court judges. Most of these nominees waited for months for a vote – one since March 2012.

NWLC Statement on Year-End Fiscal Agreement

January 2, 2013

The following is a statement by Nancy Duff Campbell, Co-President of the National Women's Law Center:

NWLC Applauds As Millions More Women Become Eligible For No Co-Pay Preventive Health Services

January 2, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Beginning January 1st, millions more women are able to get the preventive health care they need with no out-of-pocket expense. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all new health plans at the start of their new plan year, typically January 1st, are required to cover a set of important women’s preventive services with no co-pays or deductibles.

Shaheen Amendment Remains in Defense Bill, Ending Unjust Health Care Policy for Servicewomen

December 19, 2012

(Washington, D.C.) Today, a congressional conference committee completed its negotiations over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013.