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Join us to celebrate female athletes!

By June 6, 2023North Dakota
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Concerned Women for America of North Dakota and Independent Women’s Network of North Dakota are hosting a Recognition Luncheon with Riley Gaines at the Memorial Hall at the State Capitol on Thursday, June 8, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Riley Gaines, a spokeswoman for Independent Women’s Network, was the 2022 Southeastern Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a 12-time All-American swimmer at the University of Kentucky who was forced to share a locker room and compete against a biological male, Lia Thomas, for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship. The experience of being denied a rightfully earned trophy when she and Thomas tied at the event led her to speak out about the negative impact on women when male athletes are allowed to compete on women’s teams. 

Riley’s unwavering determination to protect women’s sports for female athletes has inspired strong policy and has helped lead the way for the successful passage of legislation allowing only biological females to compete on women’s sports teams in North Dakota. 

Join us this Thursday, June 8, for the Recognition Luncheon! Luncheon tickets are sold out, but standing-room tickets are still available here. We would love to have you! It will be a time to encourage Riley and the North Dakota legislators who sponsored the successful passage of laws in North Dakota that prevent biological men from using women’s locker rooms or competing on women’s sports teams.

We are so excited to welcome, thank and encourage Riley Gaines for what she has done for women!

I hope to see you Thursday! 

Linda Thorson
State Director