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
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!
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Location: Washington, D.C., at the home of Heather Podesta.
Date and Time: Friday, May 15, 2015
Location: San Francisco, at the home of Ingrid & Thad Davis.
Underwriter: Sheryl Sandberg
Date and Time: Thursday, June 11, 2015
Location: Chicago, at the home of NWLC Board Member Theresa Davis.
Underwriters: Neal Gerber & Eisenberg, Reed Smith
Sponsors: Jenner & Block, Stowell & Friedman
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!
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is common-sense legislation that would make it unmistakably clear that employers must make reasonable accommodations when workers have a medical need for them because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. States and cities around the country have already acted to pass these protections. Tell Congress it's time to follow suit and support the Pregnant Workers 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 compare their pay, and require that employers who break the law fairly compensate the women they've discriminated against. Urge your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor this bill and support equal pay for women.
The Senate is voting on a bill designed to prevent human trafficking — an issue that's critical to women and girls. This bill is intended to protect survivors of human trafficking. But these people need access to health care — and opponents of abortion want to use this bill to restrict that access instead. Tell your Senators to fight against this extreme abortion provision.
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.
Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Gra