NWLC Action Fund to Engage Voters on Gender Justice Issues, Alerting ‘Everything is on the Line’ this Election

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, launched a targeted effort to educate and engage voters on critical issues that impact women and girls, especially women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. Through direct advocacy, lobbying, community organizing, voter engagement, and mobilization, the NWLC Action Fund will drive progressive change at the local, state, and federal levels, and hold elected officials accountable for removing barriers to gender justice.

“This upcoming election was always important for the gender justice movement, but with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last week, everything is on the line this November 3rd,” said Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the NWLC and the NWLC Action Fund. “This election is not about the next four years, it is the next 40. We must protect the progress we have made for women and girls, and fight to make it a reality that we can live, learn, work, and love in safety, dignity, and equality.”

For the 2020 presidential election, the NWLC Action Fund is partnering with grassroots organizations and engaging women voters in swing states through direct mail, online at, and multi-channel paid and earned media on the following critical issues and solutions:

  • Workplace & Economic Justice
    • Ensure equal pay and increase pay transparency.
    • Raise the minimum wage to $15, including tipped workers.
  • COVID-19 Relief
    • Provide more funding for states and local governments to protect and support their communities.
    • Ensure unemployment benefits do not expire until economic conditions improve.
    • Provide at least $50 billion in COVID-19 relief for the child care sector. 
  •  Child Care & Early Learning
    • Pass legislation that provides child care for all.
    • Provide at least $50 billion for COVID-19 relief to stabilize the child care sector.  
  • Health Care & Reproductive Rights
    • Provide low cost, comprehensive, accessible health care to all, including:
      • Protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act.
      • Expanding Medicaid to more people who need coverage.
    • Protect and expand access to abortion.
  • Sexual Harassment
    • Establish programs to prevent, protect, and respond to sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools and the workplace.
    • Rescind harmful rules issued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos that have weakened protections against sexual harassment in schools.
  • Supreme Court
    • Ensure that no nominee receives a hearing or a vote by the Senate until after inauguration. 
    • Guarantee a fair process is in place to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court after inauguration.