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Webinars & Presentations

Below are resources related to past NWLC webinars, conference calls and other presentations. Please see our list of upcoming calls & webinars.


Implementing Prekindergarten Expansion in New York City and Michigan

July 22, 2014

This conference call addressed challenges and opportunities in PreK implementation, including recruitment of providers in school- and community-based settings, new quality standards, outreach to families and meeting the needs of working families. 

The Affordable Care Act’s Birth Control and Breastfeeding Benefits: What Every Nurse-Midwife Should Know

June 26, 2014

This webinar, co-sponsored by the National Women’s Law Center and American College of Nurse-Midwives, gives nurse-midwives an in-depth understanding of the ACA’s birth control coverage requirement and the breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling coverage requirement.  NWLC  provides  tools to help patients who are not getting the coverage required by the health care law.

Getting our Toes Wet: Learning the Basics of Election Engagement

June 17, 2014

This conference call included tips for advocates about how to engage elected officials around early learning during the 2014 election cycle. 

When Should I Take Social Security?

May 15, 2014

This webinar provides tips on how and when to take Social Security, what benefits you are entitled to as the spouse, widow(ers) and divorced spouse of a worker, why Social Security is important to Latinos, and why it pays to wait to receive Social Security benefits.

Election-Related Activity for c3s and c4s

May 07, 2014

This webinar presents guidelines about what kind of advocacy 501 (c)(3) and 501 (c)(4) organizatins can and cannot do surrounding the 2014 elections. 

The featured presenter was Isaiah D. Castilla, Counsel, Alliance for Justice and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign.

Kick It Up a Notch: How Advanced Advocacy Tips and Tricks Make a Difference and Help Elevate Issues in an Election Year

April 25, 2014

This webinar for advocates presents tips and tricks and case studies on how to elevate issues in the context of an election year.

Featured speakers included:
Val Vilott, Strategist, M & R
Hannah Smith, Senior Strategist, M & R

The Health Care Law and Survivors of Domestic Violence: Advocating to Ensure Financial Assistance is Available

March 26, 2014

The health care law, also known as the Affordable Care Act, poses challenges to the special circumstances of survivors of domestic violence and the need for additional advocacy and tools to ensure that survivors are able to get affordable, quality health coverage.

In this webinar, we will review various advocacy tools that can be used to help survivors of domestic violence access health insurance coverage and obtain eligibility for financial support under the new law.  Some specific resources will be presented, such as tools to use to advocate for an allowance for survivors of domestic violence to file separate tax returns from their spouse, which will help them get the financial support they need when enrolling for health coverage.

When Bosses Think Birth Control is Their Business: Legal Principles at Stake in the SCOTUS Contraceptive Coverage Benefit Case

March 20, 2014

Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases brought by for-profit corporations challenging the requirement that insurance plans cover birth control without co-pay. 

This webinar covers the right to religious exercise that corporations are trying to claim, how the corporations’ argument that bosses should be able to discriminate under the guise of the "free exercise of religion" actually undermines religious liberty and is the same idea that Arizona recently sought to codify in its anti-gay bill, and the danger that such a notion poses to women's health, women's equality, and equality interests more broadly.


Featured speakers: Judy Waxman, National Women's Law Center; David Gans, Constitutional Accountability Center; Greg Lipper, Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Emily Martin, National Women's Law Center; Thomas Ude, Lambda Legal

Taxes after DOMA: What do Same-Sex Married Couples Need to Know When Filing Their Taxes?

March 18, 2014

This webinar provides information about what same-sex couples need to know when filing their taxes after the Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage (DOMA) Act.

Featured speakers included:
Robin Maril, Human Rights Campaign
Susanna Birdsong, National Women’s Law Center
Amy Matsui, National Women's Law Center

Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors: What Advocates Need To Know

March 18, 2014

This webinar provides information for advocates about what survivors of domestic violence need to know when filing their taxes.