June 20, 2022
Bipartisan Coalition Celebrates Opportunities Provided to Women through Title IX
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On June 23, female athletes, parents, and advocates will join fourteen organizations from across the political spectrum to rally for “Our Bodies, Our Sports.” June 23 marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits sex-based discrimination in education.
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Independent Women’s Forum, Women’s Liberation Front, the Heritage Foundation, Women’s Declaration International USA Chapter, ICONS, Save Women’s Sports, Alliance Defending Freedom, Independent Women’s Voice, Family Policy Alliance, and several other organizations are sponsoring the rally to celebrate female athletes and to highlight the need to preserve single-sex athletic competition.
WHAT: Rally for “Our Body, Our Sports” to celebrate female athletes and single-sex competition.
WHEN: June 23, 2022
Press arrival: 9:00 a.m. EDT
Doors open: 10:00 a.m. EDT
WHERE: Freedom Plaza (1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004)
WHY: To celebrate 50 Years of Title IX and advocate for fair play in women’s sports.
WHO: Athletes in attendance will include:
- Macy Petty, NCAA scholarshipped athlete (volleyball) and Young Women for America leader
- Chloe Satterfield, a Young Women for America leader and freshman at Georgia Tech who competed against a male identifying as female her senior year and lost. He was a freshman.
- Riley Gaines, former University of Kentucky swimmer who tied for 5th-place against Lia Thomas at NCAA Championships.
- Kim Jones, former All-American tennis player, mother of Ivy League swimmer, and co-founder of Independent Council of Women’s Sports (ICONS).
- And more!
Additional rally participants include:
- Penny Nance, CEO and President, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee.
- Annabelle Rutledge, National Director, Young Women for America.
- Tulsi Gabbard, Former U.S. Representative (D-Hawaii), original sponsor of the Protect Women’s Sports Act.
- Candice Jackson, Former Deputy General Counsel, Department of Education
- Rep. Barbara Ehardt, Idaho State Representative; original sponsor Fairness in Women’s Sports Act; former Idaho State athlete and 15-year NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Coach.
- Beth Stelzer, Founder, Save Women’s Sports.
- Kara Dansky, President, Women’s Declaration International USA Chapter.
- And more!
HOW: For interviews or additional information please contact Katie Everett, Press Secretary at 571-420-2488 or at [email protected]
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislation and advocacy arm of Concerned Women for America, 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