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Abortion Wins in 2023 

By Erin Weber, Strategy and Policy Manager of State Advocacy In the lead up to the 2023 elections, many Republicans went out of their way to avoid talking about abortion because they know their position—specifically their desire to impose further restrictions in additional states—is a losing one.   Well, they lost. And they’ve been losing […]

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NWLC Action Fund Statement on House Republicans Electing Representative Mike Johnson to Speaker of the House 

Washington, DC – Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund, released the following statement after House Republicans voted to elect Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) as the new Speaker of the House.  “Representative Johnson has fought to ban abortion nationwide, rollback civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, and undermine our […]

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We Watched the GOP Debate So You Wouldn’t Have To.

By Erin Weber, Strategy and Policy Manager of State Advocacy Raise your hand if you’re already over watching the chaos and nothing-burger promises of the GOP debates 🙋🏻‍♀️. Engaging with primary debates can feel daunting, especially as we look down the barrel of over a year more of presidential candidate promises, fights, and speeches. The […]

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The First GOP Debate: What It Means for Gender Justice  

By Angel Padilla, Vice President of Strategy & Policy On August 25 in Milwaukee, WI, the “top” Republican candidates for president took the stage together for the first time, giving millions of Americans their first real look at who these candidates are and what they stand for.   As it stands, of course, they are all […]

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NWLC Reacts to Debt Ceiling Deal

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund: “The tentative debt ceiling deal has made one thing resoundingly clear: the Republican party cares more about wealthy political donors and pleasing the extremist wing of their party than they do workers and families in […]

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Black Women Changemakers Shaping Our Political Landscape 

By Sofia Hay, Strategy & Policy Program Assistant “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”       – Rep. Shirley Chisholm  In 1968, Shirley Chisholm dragged her folding chair into the halls of Congress—as the first Black woman to ever sit and serve there.   This Black History Month, it’s […]

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New Year, New Rights–New Gender Just Policies Go Into Effect in 2023

By Erin Weber, Strategy & Policy Manager for State Advocacy Last year was, well, a lot. On top of fears for bodily autonomy and an equitable economic recovery for women, the midterm elections felt like a circus at best and an existential threat to our democracy at worst. We pushed ourselves to the polls—while wondering […]

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The Media Is Trying to Scare Women of Color Out of Running for—and Winning—Office. Is Anyone Going to Stop Them? 

By Rindha Sudhini “Jesse Watters says Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t run for president until she’s married with kids”  “Lauren Boebert makes anti-hijab comment against Ilhan Omar” “Newt Gringich called VP Harris ‘a prospect crazy enough to satisfy the left who checks the box of being a woman of color.’”  What do all these headlines have […]

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NWLC Responds to the 2022 Midterm Elections

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center Action Fund: “This midterm election demonstrated that voters reject the Supreme Court’s devastating decision to take away our constitutional right to abortion, and that voters want policies that protect and enshrine the right to make our own […]

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How We’re Feeling About the Midterms. 

Erin  Election time for me feels… complicated. I live in Washington, D.C., so we don’t get to choose a Senator or Representative–and that makes our local races all the more important. As a former swing state resident (shout out to the Wisconsinites), the lack of federal representation feels disempowering, especially when elections roll around. BUT […]