Skip to contentNational Women's Law Center

Press Releases

NWLC Files EEOC Complaint on Behalf of Pregnant Hospital Worker Forced to Take Unpaid Leave in Florida

March 28, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, the National Women’s Law Center filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Amy Crosby, a 30 year-old pregnant hospital cleaner in Tallahassee, Florida who was forced to take unpaid leave when her employer, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, refused to accommodate her doctor’s request that she not lift more than 20 pounds because of her pregnancy. 

NWLC Submits Brief in Weingartz v. Sebelius, Supporting Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

March 27, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today submitted an amicus brief to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Weingartz Supply Company v. Sebelius (also known as Legatus v. Sebelius).

NWLC Applauds President Obama's Selection of First Female Director of the Secret Service

March 27, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  Yesterday, President Obama appointed U.S. Secret Service official Julia Pierson as the first female director in the agency’s 148-year history.

There’s Still Time for Families to Claim Valuable Tax Credits

March 26, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  As the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and its partners are educating eligible families about federal and state tax credits and how to get help filing their tax returns.

National Women's Law Center Marks the 3rd Anniversary of the Health Care Law

March 22, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Center (NWLC) joins with women’s health advocates across the country to mark the 3rd anniversary of the groundbreaking health care law known as the Affordable Care Act on March 23.

National Women's Law Center Submits Amicus Brief in Cases Challenging Health Care Law's Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

March 22, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) this week submitted amicus briefs in two cases that challenge the health care law’s contraceptive coverage benefit: Autocam v. Sebelius in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. v. Sebelius in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Shaheen Amendment Protects Women's Access To The Health Care They Need

March 22, 2013

(Washington, DC) Earlier today, the Senate voted to pass the Amendment to Protect Women’s Access to Basic Health Care, sponsored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D – N.H.) on the Senate budget for FY 2014.

NWLC Calls for Swift Nomination Process for Tom Perez, Nominee for Secretary of Labor

March 18, 2013

Today the President announced the nomination of Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez to the position of Secretary of Labor. 

Murray Budget Invests in Early Childhood, Protects Programs Vital to Women, and Advances Tax Fairness in Sharp Contrast to Ryan Budget

March 14, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Co-President Nancy Duff Campbell on the budget for FY 2014 released yesterday by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA).

Ryan Budget Devastates Services for Women and Families and Gives Massive Tax Cuts to Millionaires and Corporations

March 12, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement by National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Co-President Nancy Duff Campbell on the budget for FY 2014 released today by House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).