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Subscribe NowOur LM in Action Series highlights the work of our organization. This national newsletter provides an interesting and challenging look at current legal and political issues critical to the advancement of women and girls. Stay up to date with the changes that lie ahead in the struggle for women's rights.

  • July 2020
    • Proud to be a signatory to the ERA Coalition’s amicus brief in support of the Equal Rights Amendment
    • We are  proud to have contributed to the brief’s section on domestic and sexual violence
    • To read the full brief, visit our website here
  • July 2020
    • Lynn Hecht Schafran, our Legal Director and Director of our National Judicial Education Program, was appointed on task force
    • Governor Cuomo accepted the recommendations of the Task Force in full
    • The Task Force’s full report is available
  • July 2020
    • This law, if upheld, would have reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state to one.
    • Five states already have only one remaining abortion clinic
    • June Medical Services was a small piece of a broader anti-choice strategy
  • June 2020
    • We submitted an amicus brief in another landmark case, Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins (1989), which shaped Title VII jurisprudence and paved the way for the Bostock victory
    • Price Waterhouse was the first Supreme Court case to utilize psychological research on sex stereotyping
    • We have fought tirelessly to uphold the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • June 2020
    • Black women have led many of the most prominent sexual harassment challenges throughout American legal history
    • National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) has long sought to address the exceptional barriers faced by women 
    • Our Legal team stepped up to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by providing our support and our expertise to women workers
  • June 2020
    • Though this shift opened fields traditionally closed to women, women were consistently underpaid relative to men
    • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided an opportunity to challenge this workplace discrimination
    • We were instrumental in the first case to challenge single-sex workplace laws before a federal court in Bowe v. Colgate (1973)
  • June 2020
    • We have fought to protect Title IX since the landmark 1979 case Cannon v. University of Chicago
    • We were a leader, alongside colleague organizations, in realizing Title IX’s full promise of equality in education 
    • In May 2020 DeVos’s Department of Education implemented its new regulations on Title IX
  • June 2020
    • We are proud that the decades of work by our National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) 
    •  Appointed the country’s first state supreme court task force on gender bias in the courts, with NJEP Director Lynn Hecht Schafran as a member. 
    • Russo’s removal sets an important nationwide example as a serious response to gender bias in the courts
  • June 2020
    • One of the original founders of NOW and our organization, attorney Marguerite Rawait - organized a network of her peers in the field
    • Roberts closely tracked sex discrimination lawsuits around the country, watching each of them fail in lower courts
    • They formed a permanent institution
  • June 2020
    • Today, and every day, we stand for equality.
  • May 2020
    • We are privileged to join the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law in submitting comments to the United Nation’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
    • United Nations Committee’s draft reflected our initial guidance to direct countries to actively address root causes of trafficking
    • Read our full comments here.
  • May 2020
    • U.S. Department of Education released a new rule that greatly weakens protections afforded by Title IX
    • In 3 months schools must incorporate this harmful rule while also delivering education in a pandemic
    • We will not let this rule go into effect unchallenged

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