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National Women's Law Center's 2015 Awards Dinner

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. dinner and program 
Location: Washington Hilton 
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW 
Washington, D.C.

The Center's annual dinner is one of the largest in Washington and attracts a crowd of over 1,000 policy makers and leaders from the women's, civil rights, corporate and legal communities. Please join us!

Tell Congress to Support the Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act would help end wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act. It would make it harder for employers to pay women less for the same work, prohibit retaliation against employees who talk about their pay, and require that employers who break the law fairly compensate the women they've discriminated against. Tell Congress to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act and support equal pay for all women.

Urge the Senate to Stand Up for All Students

The Senate is about to vote on one of the most important education bills, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. For half a century, this law, also known as the ESEA, has played a key role in promoting education opportunities for all students and advancing the interests of students disadvantaged by discrimination and disparity. All students deserve access to a quality education that gives them a meaningful chance to succeed in college or their careers. Send your Senators an urgent message to support a bill that works for ALL students.

Tell Congress It's Time to Create a More Equal Nation

LGBT people still face obstacles ranging from being bullied and harassed at school or at work to being denied loans by a bank because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That's sex discrimination — because it targets people based on gender stereotypes about how men and women should behave. And it's time to end it. Tell Congress it's time for our nation's laws to align with our values.

Tell Congress to Repeal the Harmful Hyde Amendment

For more than 38 years, the Hyde Amendment has punished low-income women by withholding Medicaid coverage, just to make it impossible for qualified women to have an abortion. It's time to end the harmful Hyde Amendment. Tell Congress enough is enough.

Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is commonsense legislation that would make it unmistakable: employers must make reasonable accommodations when workers have a medical need for them because of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions — just as the law already clearly requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for medical needs arising out of disabilities. Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Tell Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage

The Raise the Wage Act would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour and give nearly 20 million working women, including more than 8.6 million women of color, a raise. Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Raise the Wage Act.

Share Your Story with the National Women's Law Center

Have you faced discrimination at school or in the workplace? Had problems with health coverage or getting birth control? Do you have experiences to share from working a minimum wage job or living on Social Security? The National Women's Law Center would like to hear from you!

Tell Congress to Support the Women's Health Protection Act

In the last few years, politicians across the country have passed a record numbers of bills that are shutting down abortion clinics and targeting abortion providers, making it more difficult and expensive for women to get an abortion. Tell Congress to support the federal Women's Health Protection Act and ensure that every woman — no matter where she lives — is able to access abortion when she needs it.

Tell Congress to Give Children a Strong Start

Right now, less than half of all 4-year-olds in the United States are enrolled in public or private preschool programs. Low- and moderate-income children are less likely to be enrolled than higher-income children. Urge your Members of Congress to co-sponsor the Strong Start for America's Children Act.