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NWLC Supports the Senate's Historic Vote to Protect LGBT Workers from Discrimination on the Job

November 7, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Senate, in a 64 to 32 bipartisan vote, approved the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would bar employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC Vice President of Education and Employment:

Statement on Sexual Assault in the Military by NWLC Co-President Nancy Duff Campbell

November 6, 2013

The National Women’s Law Center strongly supports the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), bipartisan legislation that would remove the prosecution of military cases involving serious crimes, including sexual assault, from the chain of command.  NWLC thanks the 46 Senators who have thus far publicly announced their support for this essential measure and urges all Senators to vote for it when it is offered as an amendment to the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).   

Senate Fails to Confirm Judicial Nominee Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit Court

October 31, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) In a 55-38 vote earlier today, a minority of the Senate refused to allow an up-or-down vote on the nomination of Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The following statement is from NWLC Co-President Marcia D. Greenberger:

NWLC Submits Brief In Beckwith Electric v. Sebelius, Supporting The Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

October 28, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Beckwith Electric Co. 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.

Child Care Assistance Policies Improve in 27 States, But Lose Ground in Nearly Half of States, New NWLC Report Finds

October 23, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Families in twenty-seven states are better off under one or more key child care policies in 2013 than in 2012, but have lost ground in twenty-four states, according to a report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC).  In 2012, f

Women See Strong Public Sector Growth in September, NWLC Analysis Shows

October 22, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  Women experienced the strongest one-month public sector job growth in years in September, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

Testimony by Nominee to be Navy Undersecretary Underscores Need for Legislation to Take Prosecutorial Decisions Outside the Chain of Command, Says NWLC

October 11, 2013

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

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