Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President of Education and Employment, delivered this testimony to the Education and Workforce Committee at a hearing regarding new hiring policies for federal contractors.
The National Women’s Law Center filed an amicus brief in Sevcik v. Sandoval and Jackson v. Abercrombie.
The Center is filing friend of the court briefs in lawsuits challenging the federal contraceptive coverage benefit, brought by employers who want to deny their employees this important benefit. These cases involve suits brought under the First Amendment to the US Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. These cases will decide whether a boss’s religious beliefs trump women’s health and women’s access to the health care they need.
The National Women's Law Center submitted comments to the Administration for Children and Families in the Department of Health and Human Services on proposed regulations to update the Child Care and Development Fund Program.
The National Women's Law Center filed a Title IX complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding inequitable opportunities in athletics in District of Columbia Public Schools.
The National Women's Law Center sent a letter to Senators urging them to protect provisions that are important to immigrant women, ensure that women have full access to the path to citizenship, and to guard against amendments that harm women and families.
The National Women's Law Center wrote a letter to the Senate HELP committee in support of the Strengthening America's Schools Act.
In a letter to the Senate Committee on Armed Services regarding the Military Justice Improvement Act, S. 967, NWLC indicated strong support of the Military Justice Improvement Act, S. 967, bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would remove from the chain of command the prosecution and other key decision-making in military cases involving crimes punishable by confinement of one year or more, except crimes that are uniquely military, such as disobeying orders.
Dania Palanker, Senior Counsel with the National Women’s Law Center, provided oral testimony to the IRS and Treasury on proposed rules related to the individual responsibility to maintain minimum essential coverage in the Affordable Care Act.
The National Women's Law Center filed an amicus brief in the case Ollier v. Sweetwater in the 9th Circuit. The case involves several questions of importance in the continuing effort to ensure that women and girls are treated equally in athletics. In our brief, we focus on the validity and practicality of OCR’s three-part test, as well as the need to allow class retaliation suits, especially given the coach/team relationship.