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Out Now: National Girls & Women in Sports Day with Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield

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On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Young Women for America leaders Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield joined Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-California) on a panel with fellow female athletes to share their stories about being forced to compete against biological males.

 

Shortly after the panel, Macy and Chloe joined Concerned Women Today with Concerned Women for America’s CEO and President Penny Nance to reflect on the day.

 

Listen to the new episode below. Check out more Concerned Women Today podcasts here.

 

Young Women for America Joins Speaker McCarthy in Celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day

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To commemorate National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Young Women for America leaders Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield were invited by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy to tell their stories about competing against biological males in their field.  Both were honored to be with Members of Congress to bring this growing problem to light and to encourage them to act to protect female athletes.  They joined Rep. Claudia Tenney earlier in the day for the reintroduction of the “Protecting Women and Girls in Sports Act.”

 

Read our media advisories:

Women’s Group Endorses Legislation to Protect Female Athletes on National Girls & Women in Sports Day

 

YWA Leaders to Join House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Champion Women’s Sports

Watch National Girls and Women in Sports Day Panel

Women’s Group Endorses Legislation to Protect Female Athletes on National Girls & Women in Sports Day

By | Legislative Updates, News and Events, Press Releases, Women's Sports | No Comments

For Immediate Release
February 1, 2023

Contact:  CWA Communications Team
[email protected]

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Women's Group Endorses Legislation to Protect Female Athletes on National Girls & Women in Sports Day

Prevents males from stealing their trophies, their scholarships, and advancement in sports

Washington, D.C. – On National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), representing hundreds of thousands of women and girls across the country, has endorsed the Protecting Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2023 to ensure women’s sports are protected under Title IX.

 

The bill, authored by Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) and introduced by Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) today, recognizes the discrimination taking place against female athletes in sports when male athletes identifying as women are allowed to participate in their competitions.

 

“Female athletes are losing their rightful places to advance and win in their own sports when they are forced to compete against biological males,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWALAC. “Women and girls deserve to have Title IX, the 50-year-old civil rights law that respects female athletes and guarantees equal opportunities and benefits for all athletes, be reinforced by this important legislation.”

 

The Protecting Women and Girls in Sports Act will clarify the responsibility of schools receiving federal funds to prohibit discrimination against female athletes based on biological sex. Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination is based on sex – male and female. It does not define sex based on “gender identity.” It does not sanction males, with distinct physiological advantages regardless of treatment, to compete in female sports. 

 

“No male, however he identifies, will ever shed his XY chromosomes, menstruate, or give birth,” says Nance. “Male bodies have larger hearts and lungs and higher hemoglobin levels that enable the body to oxygenate muscles faster. Science tells us they have bigger bones and muscle capacity, larger feet and hands. To deny these facts is to deny science.”

 

Policies allowing for inclusion in sex-specific sports on the basis of “gender identity” have no substantiation in biological fact or valid medical research to defend males competing in female athletics.

 

“Female athletes are under attack by an insidious form of sex discrimination driven by identity politics and condoned by schools and sports officials who are denying women and girls equal rights to their own sports. Sadly they are unwilling to stand up to protect fairness and inclusion for female athletes,” said Doreen Denny, CWA Senior Advisor. “Rep. Steube and his colleagues are working to make sure that does not continue to happen.”

 

CWA has filed three discrimination complaints against colleges, including a civil rights complaint under Title IX against the University of Pennsylvania for allowing Lia Thomas, a biological male swimmer, to compete in the NCAA championships in female competition.v

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

YWA Leaders to Join House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Champion Women’s Sports

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For Immediate Release
January 31, 2023

Contact:  CWA Communications Team
[email protected]

MEDIA ADVISORY:

YWA Leaders to Join House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to Champion Women's Sports

Will expose unfair treatment of female athletes

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, February 1, Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Young Women for America (YWA) leaders Macy Petty and Chloe Satterfield will join other female athletes in an event with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-California) and House leadership to mark National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

 

The first Wednesday of February is designated to honor female athletes around the country. Yet a growing trend of males who identify as women are allowed to play women’s sports despite scientific studies that prove testosterone suppression cannot eliminate the male athletic advantage.

 

“I am honored to join Speaker McCarthy to honor female athletes, many of whom feel forsaken by their schools that are putting the safety and opportunity for girls to compete on an equal playing field at risk to cater to the desires of a few,” says Petty, an NCAA volleyball player and YWA Ambassador. During USA Volleyball junior qualifiers, Petty competed against a male athlete identifying as a female.

 

“Macy, Chloe and many other young female athletes have lost their trophies, their scholarships, and their opportunities to advance in their sports,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA. “We are grateful Speaker McCarthy and leaders in Congress are going to make championing women a priority.”

EVENT DETAILS:

What: National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Who:

Speaker Kevin McCarthy

Riley Gaines, NCAA swimmer

Macy Petty, NCAA volleyball player

Chloe Satterfield, former high school tennis player

When: February 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. EST 

Where: U.S. Capitol Building, Rayburn Room next to the House floor

“Women have come so far in the past one hundred years, and Title IX was a significant turning point for women which increased athletic, scholastic, and financial opportunities for women,” says Satterfield, a former high school tennis player who competed against a male athlete in high school.  “By speaking out today, we hope to continue progress for women and prevent being dragged fifty years backwards by allowing men to participate in our athletic competition.”

CWA has filed three discrimination complaints against colleges, including a civil rights complaint under Title IX against the University of Pennsylvania for allowing Lia Thomas, a biological male swimmer, to compete in the NCAA championships in female competition.

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Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America. Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich 40-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

Nance: Conservatives Keep Missing The Key To Winning The Big Culture Battle

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“For 50 years, the American people have been fed a disgusting lie that the best and reasonable solution to an unplanned pregnancy is to have an abortion, to get rid of the human life inside a mother’s womb and it will be as if it never happened,” stated Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance in her op-ed featured in The Daily Caller.

 

Read the entire op-ed here.

Roe v Wade-50th Anniversary March and Media

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CWA Celebrates a Post-Roe America

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CWA’s Director of Government Relations Alexandra McPhee joined host Tia Mitchell of Washington Journal about the 50th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, the overturn of Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, and the future of the pro-life movement.

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Programming Alert: Nance to Appear on Fox News Sunday

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Exclusive: On the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade, Penny Nance will give her insights on the work to protect life in this country on Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream this Sunday, January 22. We encourage you to watch live or set your DVRs if you are not home Sunday.

 

There are two broadcast options on Sunday to watch the show:

  1. Sunday morning when Fox News Sunday is broadcast on local Fox affiliates. Check out the Fox News Sunday Local Air Times.
  2. Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST on the Fox News Channel.

 

Please pray for Penny. She asks that we pray for clarity of thought and wisdom of words.

 

Please forward this to your friends and family and encourage them to watch Fox News Sunday this weekend.

 

Thank you!

CWA Takes Message Directly to the NCAA: Stop Discriminating Against Female Athletes

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Concerned Women for America (CWA) and Young Woman for America (YWA) joined allies in the fight to preserve a fair playing field for college female athletes by taking our message straight to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at their annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. The rally showcasing female champion athletes and women’s organizations representing the voices of Americans across the political spectrum received nationwide coverage and put the NCAA on notice for legal action should it continue its discriminatory policy allowing male athletes identifying as women to participate and compete in the women’s category of sport.   

 

A petition urging the NCAA to stop discriminating against female athletes was hand-delivered to NCAA officials with nearly 10,000 signatures.    

 

As reported by the Daily Signal, CWA Senior Advisor Doreen Denny, YWA Ambassador and current NCAA volleyball athlete Macy Petty, and CWA of Texas State Director Ann Hettinger spoke at the rally. They were joined by Deanna Drogan, CWA’s Digital Media Specialist, Cassidy Comer, basketball player from Midwestern State University in Texas, and other local CWA/YWA supporters.

 

Speakers also urged the Texas Legislature to pass a bill sponsored by Rep. Valoree Swanson (R-District 150, the Save Women’s Sports Act, which would protect female athletics at all levels, including college.

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Media Advisory: Female Athletes to Rally at NCAA Meeting

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For Immediate Release
January 11, 2023

Contact:  CWA Communications Team
[email protected]

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Female Athletes to Rally at NCAA Meeting

Will demand fair treatment against male athletes “identifying” as female

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – On Thursday, January 12, Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, will join female athletes, coaches, parents, and policy leaders in a rally during the annual convention of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in San Antonio, Texas, to demand that the organization, the governing body for collegiate sports, stop discriminating against female athletes. 

 

The NCAA allows males who identify as women to play women’s sports, so long as their levels of testosterone meet certain sport-specific requirements. The NCAA adopted this policy despite scientific studies that prove testosterone suppression cannot eliminate the male athletic advantage.

 

“I am one of the thousands of female athletes the NCAA has turned its back on in the name of ‘inclusion,’” said Macy Petty, an NCAA volleyball player and Young Women for America Ambassador. “The NCAA has forsaken our safety and opportunity to compete on an equal playing field to cater to the desire of a few.” During USA Volleyball junior qualifiers, Petty competed against a male athlete identifying as a female which affected her recruiting potential.

 

“Macy and many other young female athletes have lost their trophies, their scholarships, and their opportunities to advance in their sports because of the NCAA’s pathetic policies,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA.

The rally is sponsored by a Our Bodies, Our Sports coalition of women’s advocacy groups including the Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS), Independent Women’s Forum, Champion Women, Fair Play For Women, Women’s Sports Policy Working Group, Women’s Declaration International, U.S., Women’s Liberation Front, International Consortium on Female Sports, LGB Alliance, Independent Women’s Law Center, and Texas Values.

RALLY DETAILS:

What: Stop Discriminating Against Female Athletes Rally
When: January 12 @ 9:00 a.m. CST 
Where: Outside of the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, Texas Henry B. González Convention Center Corner of E Market Street and Tower of the Americas Way

“NCAA female athletes are under attack by an insidious form of sex discrimination driven by identity politics and condoned by cowards on campuses unwilling to stand up for real women’s rights,” said Doreen Denny, CWA Senior Advisor.  

 

In March 2022, CWA filed a civil rights complaint under Title IX against the University of Pennsylvania for allowing Lia Thomas, a biological male swimmer, to compete in the NCAA championships in female competition.

 

For more information on the rally and other information, please contact [email protected]. To watch the rally live, please connect with us on Facebook.

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy organization for women; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

CWA Congratulates New Speaker of the House

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Concerned Women for America responds to the election of Kevin McCarthy as the new Speaker of the House:

 

“We are excited a new Speaker of the House of Representatives has been elected who will advance conservative principles and policies that secure the liberties of every American and protect the rights of people of faith,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. 

 

“Congratulations to Speaker Kevin McCarthy and to the patriots who worked hard to negotiate rules changes that will help Washington better represent the American people. We applaud those Members of Congress who negotiated in good faith and made sure our Democratic Republic is stronger than ever. We are excited for what lies ahead and look forward to working with Speaker McCarthy and all the Members in this new Congress.”

Speaker of the House: Message from Penny Nance

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, 
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7

 

Happy New Year!  It appears Washington is off to a chaotic start. The votes the last two days in the House of Representatives to determine the next Speaker have left many confused and concerned about what will happen next.  We understand this situation can be unsettling but want to assure you that we have been in many conversations with Members of Congress, Republican Leadership, and conservative leaders around the country about the Speaker situation and know that God is in control. 

 

As an organization, we have not weighed into this fight because we know the factors involved on both sides. Negotiations are continuing behind the scenes as 20 patriots work to assure that the new Speaker will stand firm on the policies we support. By the same token, Kevin McCarthy is a pro-life leader who has been unwavering on this issue throughout his career, and in the last session of Congress he had a 97% voting record on the key issues scored by CWA.  

 

Our encouragement for you today is first to pray. Pray that the Lord moves on the hearts of these men and women to do the right thing and move forward to represent the American people with courage and wisdom. Second, please do not be afraid. The media and the Left are spinning this as the most earth-shattering event and that Republicans are incapable of governing. None of this is true. In the big scheme of things, this is a short-term dustup. From our experience, the nation is better when we engage in pitched debate and contend for our principles.  

 

Most Americans are more worried about their sick child, how they will pay their bills, and finishing that project at work. The problem with Washington is that we think the whole world revolves around politics, which is simply not the case.

 

Regardless of what happens in the next days, CWA will be working hard on the policies that matter to American women and their families. We are working on your behalf.  

 

Penny Nance
CEO and President

Stop Discriminating Against Female Athletes

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Tell the NCAA:
Stop Discriminating Against Female Athletes

In the world of college sports, it is impossible to provide equal opportunities for both sexes without single-sex teams. Allowing biological males on women’s teams discriminates against female athletes. The NCAA is not above the law. We demand that the NCAA stop discriminating against women and establish rules to keep women’s sports female.


Make your voice heard.

Leaders Ask for Investigation of Healthcare Funds

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Child Safety Advocates Call on South Dakota Gov. Noem
to Investigate State-Funded Health Activities that Promote Gender Transition

 

For Immediate Release
December 20, 2022

 

Contact: CWA Communications Team
[email protected] | (703) 282-7320

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, a coalition of national policy leaders and child safety advocates sent a letter to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem calling on her to investigate state taxpayer-funded health and education grants, contracts, and activities that promote gender identity and transition. Gov. Noem recently canceled the state’s contract with “The Transformation Project” after learning of the upcoming January 13 “3rd Annual Midwest Gender Identity Summit” in Sioux Falls. One of the largest healthcare providers in the country, Sanford Health, is sponsoring this summit.

 

Signed by national leaders, including Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, the country’s largest public policy women’s organization, the letter expresses grave concern over the agenda of the summit promoting transgender ideology and harming children and the practices of health organizations like Sanford Health who are harming children with medical procedures that mutilate their bodies.

 

“The citizens of South Dakota deserve to have their children protected from this summit’s destructive ideology,” reads the letter. “When a once-trusted health system like Sanford Health aids and abets this deceptive and anti-child ideology, it has failed in its mission.

 

“Children struggling with gender confusion should be protected from unethical medical interventions that ignore underlying causes and reject long-term health and well-being. Puberty blocking drugs that carry severe FDA warnings, cross-sex hormones that sterilize, and damaging surgeries that result in serious comorbidities and regret should not be peddled by Sanford Health.”

 

The letter commends Gov. Noem for directing her Department of Health to end its contract with the “The Transformation Project” but asks her to investigate further into healthcare companies’ practices in providing “transition” services.

 

“We call on you to take action as Governor of South Dakota and set an example to others to stop this pernicious trend deceiving our youth today,” the letter reads. “Telling kids they may be born in the wrong body is a self-destructive prophecy that is inflicting countless wounds on youth today. The corporate interests tied up in this increasingly lucrative industry are preying on America’s youth. Sanford Health will be among these predators if this event goes forward.”

 

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

Nance: NCAA’s New President Must Rescue Women’s Sports

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For Immediate Release
December 15, 2022

Contact: CWA Communications Team
[email protected]
(703) 282-7320

 

NCAA’s New President Must Rescue Women’s Sports

Appointment of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker gives female athletes hope

 

Washington, D.C. – Today, Concerned Women for America (CWA) applauded the appointment of outgoing Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, to head the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as a hopeful sign that new policies for protecting female athletes may be possible.

 

“Charlie Baker’s appointment could be a desperately needed reset in the NCAA for female athletes, and we hope he stands up to lead,” said Penny Nance, CEO and President of CWA, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “As the spouse of a former college athlete and someone devoted to children’s wellbeing, we expect Gov. Baker to understand that female athletes should never be subject to harassment, intimidation, and discrimination as they are experiencing in today’s NCAA.  

 

“Outgoing NCAA President Mark Emmert has overseen a decade of degradation of college women’s sports, treating females as second class athletes and an outright denial of our status as women by allowing males like Lia Thomas to compete in women’s sports. Forcing female athletes to stand down so men can steal their scholarships and their trophies, invade their locker rooms and their events has been the ultimate act of discrimination against women. 

 

“We call on Baylor President Linda Livingstone, chair of the NCAA Board of Governors, and Gov. Baker to end the exclusion of female athletes in their own sports and cease denying their rights to equity and fairness in sport. Title IX was meant to level the playing field, but allowing men to compete in female sports strikes a blow to that equity.” 

 

Concerned Women for America has been at the forefront of challenging universities violating female athletes’ Title IX protections against sex discrimination. CWA has filed three civil rights complaints on behalf of college women athletes and will not stop fighting for their rights.     

 

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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Concerned Women for America is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization; we are dedicated to promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles. More information is available at ConcernedWomen.org.

Nance to American Girl: shame on you

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Penny Nance statement on American Girl’s book pushing puberty blockers:

 

“Shame on American Girl for teaching girls as young as three years old to hate their bodies.  What happened to teaching girls that they are beautiful just the way they are?” asked Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. “Advocating that young girls consider altering their bodies through puberty blockers or surgery exploits vulnerable and impressionable children. In the same way that it would be dangerous to tell a young, underweight girl struggling with an eating disorder to consider gastric bypass surgery, why are we encouraging a young girl struggling with her female identity to mutilate her body? There used to be a time when parents trusted corporations like a doll company to send positive messages to their daughters, but unfortunately those days are gone. Parents need to stop buying goods from woke corporations pushing this dangerous and manipulative agenda on their children.”