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Senate Needs to Move Promptly on Three Nominees to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

June 4, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, from the Rose Garden of the White House, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Patricia A. Millet, Cornelia “Nina” Pillard, and Robert L. Wilkins to fill the three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. All three individuals are veteran appellate litigators with outstanding legal credentials who command great respect in the legal community.   

NWLC Files Complaints Against Five Institutions for Sex Discrimination in Health Care Coverage

June 4, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed sex discrimination complaints against five institutions that exclude pregnancy coverage from the health insurance benefits provided to their employees’ dependent children.

No Crisis and No Excuse for Cutting Social Security Benefits Women Depend On, NWLC Says

May 31, 2013

 (Washington, D.C.)  The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on Social Security’s financial condition today.

NWLC Hosts Equal Pay Panel Marking 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

May 30, 2013

WHO: Introductory Remarks: Marcia Greenberger, National Women's Law Center

Moderator: Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC On-Air Contributor

California High School Fails to Give Girls Equal Opportunities in Sports and Violates Title IX, NWLC Argues in Brief

May 23, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting the district court’s recent ruling that Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, California violated Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.

NWLC Applauds Senator Gillibrand's Legislation That Moves Key Decisions in Sexual Assault Cases Outside the Chain of Command

May 16, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY), along with Senators Collins (R-ME), Boxer (D-CA), Johanns (R-NE), Begich (D-AK), Blumenthal (D-CT), Coons (D-DE), Franken (D-MN), Hirono (D-HI), Milulski (D-MD), Pryor (D-AR), Schatz (D-HI), Shaheen (D-NH), and Representatives Benishek (R-MI), Gabbard (D-HI), Hanna (R-NY) and Sinema (D-AZ) announced The Military Justice Improvement Act, the bicameral legislation that would reform the military justice system by moving the decision-making, prosecution and referral for prosecution of all serious crimes from the chain of command.

NWLC Urges Senate to Confirm Tom Perez as Secretary of Labor

May 16, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from National Women’s Law Center Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger following the Senate HELP Committee’s 12-10 vote today approving the nomination of Tom Perez to be Secretary of Labor:

National Women's Law Center Supports Bill That Would Prevent Pregnant Workers From Being Forced Out of Their Jobs

May 14, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is expected to be re-introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. 

NWLC Releases New Toolkit on Women's Preventive Services, Marking Women's Health Week

May 13, 2013

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) marked the start of National Women’s Health Week, May 12-18, by releasing a user-friendly toolkit that features information about women’s preventive health services available under the health care law known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

NWLC and Children Deliver 30,000 Letters and Art Work to White House, Thanking President Obama for His Preschool for All Initiative

May 13, 2013

(Washington, D. C.)  This afternoon, the National Women’s Law Center, along with children and members of the Strong Start for Children campaign, will deliver 30,000 letters and colorful pieces of art—created by children, parents and teachers from across the country—to the White House to thank President Obama for his commitment to early learning.