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NWLC Marks Launch of Health Insurance Marketplaces With Word of Mom Online Tool

October 1, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women's Law Center (NWLC) is enlisting the power of moms across the country to help encourage their young adult children to visit and enroll in coverage through the health insurance marketplace, NWLC said today.

House-Passed CR Would Let Bosses Impose Their Beliefs on Their Women Employees

September 30, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Late Saturday night, the House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution (CR) that would avoid a government shutdown, under the condition that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is delayed for a year, and has singled out women by allowing their employers to opt out of covering women’s preventive health services if they oppose them for “religious or moral” reasons.

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) sharply criticized the House bill for targeting women’s health care.

Millions of Children Would Benefit from President’s Plan to Expand Early Education with Tobacco Tax Increase, New Report Shows

September 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama’s plan to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes would ensure that two million low- and moderate-income children have access to high-quality preschool and prevent 1.7 million kids from becoming smokers, accordi

National Women's Law Center Applauds Advancement of D.C. Circuit Court Nominee Nina Pillard

September 19, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) By a party line vote earlier today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Professor Cornelia T.L. (Nina) Pillard to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Pillard’s nomination now goes to the full U.S. Senate for a vote.

Women's Poverty Rate Remains Historically High, Says NWLC

September 17, 2013

 (Washington, D.C.) The poverty rates among women, like poverty rates overall, remained at historically high levels last year and were once again substantially above the poverty rates for men, according to an analysis of U.S.

NWLC Applauds New Workplace Protections for Home-Care Workers

September 17, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced a rule change that would extend the protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the nation’s main wage and hour law, to the nearly 2.5 million people who are employed as home-care workers. 

NWLC Welcomes Nancy Withbroe as Vice President for Development and Strategy

September 9, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) announced the appointment of Nancy Withbroe as its new Vice President for Development and Strategy, the Center said today.

Women Add Three-Quarters of the Jobs as Low-Wage Sectors Gain, NWLC Analysis Shows

September 6, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  Women gained three out of every four jobs added in August and their unemployment rate declined to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate since December 2008, but job gains were concentrated in low-wage sectors, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

After Spate of Remarks on Rape, New Report Examines Extreme Abortion Restrictions

August 16, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released a new report, ‘Shut That Whole Thing Down:’ A Survey of Abortion Restrictions Even in Cases of Rape,which finds that many anti-choice politicians have learned nothing from the public outcry following dismissive and false remarks from then-U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in Indiana, Wisconsin State Rep. Roger Rivard, congressional candidate John Koster in Washington and others.

Pentagon's Measures Are a Step Forward in Combatting Military Sexual Assault, but They Don't Go Far Enough, Says NWLC

August 15, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced several measures to deal with sexual assault in the military, which include providing legal advice and representation to sexual assault victims, oversight of status of complaints by a general/flag officer, and follow-up investigations by the inspector general on sexual assault cases that have been closed.