This session has been all about standing up for women! First, with the swift passage of Value Them Both that if passed on a public ballot will ensure that women are not left alone to be exploited by the abortion industry. And now with a hearing on the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act to protect women’s place in sports. A coalition of female athletes, conservative organizations, and even radical feminist stood up for opportunities for women in the hearing on Tuesday!
The opponents wanted to drag us into talking about a lot of other things. But the bill is very simple – it is laser focused on ensuring that women have a place in sports – a place that they had been denied until the 1970s.
As an aspiring young athlete, Barb Ehardt, an Idaho Representative and the sponsor of the original Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, was told “Women don’t do that!” That is not the case anymore. Instead, most parents do all they can to encourage their little girls to get involved in sports.
Decades of research shows that women who are involved in sports are more likely to excel academically, graduate from college, and become leaders in their chosen profession.
Several brave athletes shared personally what athletics have meant to them.
Caroline Bruce McAndrews who was a 2004 Olympian, shared that all her siblings swam at the highest level in our nation, but she nor her sisters were ever able to come close to competing with their brother.
Jessica Steffens, a current KU law student, shared how Division 1 basketball allowed her to get the world’s best education at Yale University.
Callie Hicks, a former KU pole vaulter, shared the extreme statistical height differential for male and female pole vaulters – four whole feet! We don’t just need to tell women they need to try harder to overcome biological disadvantages (as some opponents stated) we need to continue to protect a space for fair play for women.
The media won’t tell you these women’s stories. Instead, they will try to make this bill about something that it’s not. Don’t be fooled by the tactics of the extreme left. Even radical feminist agree that women’s sports should not be erased!
How has women’s sports impacted your life? Reply to this email to share your story with us. Reach out to our legislators on our action page and urge them to #SaveGirlsSports by supporting S.B. 208.
The opposition wants to silence us by calling us horrible names, but together we can stand for fairness for women. Join the movement!
Likewise, I hope you’ve heard about our opposition to the Federal Equality Act that will erase women, religious faith, and traditional values across the spectrum. This bill is being voted on TODAY in D.C. and has implications for women’s sports, education, abortion, private organizations, business, and many other segments of our society. Let the Kansas U.S. Congressional delegation know today that you oppose the Equality Act. It’s easy on our action center!
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy
Last year, Idaho became the first state in the nation to pass Save Girls’ Sports legislation. Family Policy Alliance was honored to play a leading role in this win, yet we knew we couldn’t stop there. Protecting girls’ ability to compete fairly in athletics in one state is a good first step – but we must work to ensure girls win in every state in our nation.
Legislation like Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act is crucial to preserving the rights of female athletes to compete on a level playing field – one without biological males. Save Girls’ Sports laws ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have the opportunity to win races, stand on the podium, earn titles and scholarships – and maybe even an Olympic medal. Sadly, without these legislative protections, biological males can and do take away our girls’ ability to triumph on the field, in the pool, and wherever athletic competition takes place.
In an effort to generate nationwide awareness and support for legislation to protect female athletes, FPA launched a campaign to #SaveGirlsSports last summer. Many of you took to social media to share personal stories and messages of support for protecting female sports. Some of you even posted videos and updated your profile picture with a #SaveGirlsSports filter we provided. Thousands of you visited our campaign website and signed our petition – which now has the endorsement of more than 9,500 Americans.
Through the fall and winter, we have continued our campaign to Save Girls’ Sports via social and traditional media, working in alliance with many likeminded organizations, and through direct contact with legislators supportive of our efforts.
I am thrilled to tell you that as of today, 20 states* have introduced Save Girls’ Sports legislation—and we know more are coming! So far, three of them – Mississippi, Montana, and North Dakota – have successfully passed a bill out of one chamber (House or Senate), and many more are currently considering bills at the committee level.
In addition, the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. (Thank you, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)!)
This type of legislative success – at both the state and federal level, in just one year – is not only remarkable, but also very promising at a time when much happening in politics is discouraging. Policy changes tend to move very slowly; these results would not have happened without you!
We want to keep the momentum going! Here’s what you can do to help:
- If you haven’t done so already, sign our petition to #SaveGirlsSports. This show of widespread support makes a real statement to lawmakers who can move the ball forward.
- If your state is not one of the 20 in the nation to currently have Save Girls’ Sports legislation, contact your representatives and ask them to introduce a bill. (*See the list of states below.)
- If your state has Save Girls’ Sports legislation, contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor the bill.
- Contact your U.S. representative and senators to ask them to support the federal Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act.
From all of us at Family Policy Alliance, thank you for taking action and making your voices heard to Save Girls’ Sports. You are truly making a difference!
For our daughters,
Family Policy Alliance
*States with Save Girls’ Sports legislation: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah
It has been an odd week with the bitter cold and with the passing of two men (one local and one national) who have been vital to the conservative movement, State Senator Bud Estes (R-Dodge City), and conservative radio host, Rush Limbaugh. We are in prayer for both the Estes and Limbaugh families.
Even with the bitter cold outside, there has still been a decent amount of activity inside the Capitol that affects family values. Here are some of the bills that are winding their way through the legislature that may be of interest to you and your family:
- H.B. 2119 will create the Student Empowerment Act for at-risk students.
- S.B. 61 will expand the existing low-income Student Tax Credit Scholarship that has already successfully helped hundreds of Kansas students have access to educational opportunities. It was passed by the Senate last week 24-14.
- HB 2054 will limit who may deliver advanced ballots and work to better enforce our current ballot harvesting prohibitions.
- HB 2183 will work to ensure the balance of power between the branches of government is respected in order to protect the election process.
- HB 2319 would shorten the time frame in which advanced ballots can be returned.
- HB 2339 was heard in committee this week and will expand the crime of election tampering.
- HB 2066 expands expedited licensing laws to other residential (or those intending to reside) applicants in Kansas. These types of laws free families to make the best work and family decisions for their particular circumstances. It also encourages families to move to our state by removing onerous and unnecessary regulations.
- HB 2184 would legalize the use of marijuana for certain medical purposes. We are watching this bill closely because bills like this often are used as a gateway to legalize recreational marijuana which is known to impact families in a multitude of ways.
Be on the lookout for more information about how we are working to protect mothers and babies through Value Them Both. And there is still time to contact your Senators about the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act.
There is a lot of activity in Kansas and we are so thankful to partner with you in protecting faith, family, and freedom!
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy
Name this political issue: Yesterday, one of Biden’s cabinet picks said something disturbing about it. And today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a new bill to solve the problem.
What’s the issue? Girls’ sports.
I’ll tell you what Biden’s cabinet pick said, and what Senator Lee’s bill would do about it. But first, let me provide some context.
Yesterday was National Girls and Women in Sports Day. At Family Policy Alliance, we’re proud to celebrate the opportunities today’s female athletes have in America. These opportunities weren’t always available!
A Brief History of Girls’ Sports in America
If you were a female athlete before 1972, your options were likely limited. Your school may have had limited girls’ sports (in comparison with boys), inferior funding, or even no girls’ teams at all.
If you want to hear more about this era in girls’ sports, check out this video that one of YOU sent us! Pat McWethy of Virginia describes her experiences:
The turning point came when Congress passed Title IX in 1972. This law prohibits sex discrimination in schools, including in sports programs. Because of this law, girls were given a better chance at their own sports teams and opportunities.
It paid off. Before Title IX, about 1 in 27 girls played sports. Today, 2 in 5 play sports.
The Landscape Today
While we’re thrilled that today our daughters have more opportunity than ever before in the sports arena, that reality is threatened by a new phenomenon: biological males, who identify as female, playing in female sports divisions.
Some schools and sports divisions will allow this to happen, despite the fact that males have distinct physiological advantages over women in sports. These include advantages in cardiovascular capacity, muscle mass, and bone density – not to mention more apparent advantages like height!
These differences translate to sports performance and outcomes, all the way up to the highest levels. Take the 2016 Olympics, for example. In the men’s and women’s finals for the 1500-meter run, the women’s Gold medalist was more than 17 seconds slower than the last-placing man.
When males are allowed to compete in female sports, the competition may be over before it’s begun. The result: males take titles, scholarships, and other elite opportunities that were reserved for females.
And that’s the news about Biden’s Education Secretary nominee. In a hearing yesterday, he seemed to suggest that he believes schools have a “legal responsibility” to let this happen. In combination with Biden’s recent Executive Order suggesting he wants to redefine sex, it seems clear the Biden administration plans to put its support behind boys playing in girls’ sports.
The Good News
Thankfully, others are fighting back. At Family Policy Alliance, we’ve been on the front lines of defending girls’ sports, and you’ve been a critical part of that effort.
Last year, you helped Idaho became the first state to pass a law to “Save Girls’ Sports.” The law stipulates that only females can play in girls’ and women’s school sports.
Other states are following suit. One effort in Montana is taking off thanks to the good work of our friends at Montana Family Foundation. That bill has passed the House and is on to the Senate. If you participated in our Action Alert supporting it, thank you!
There are also federal efforts underway.
And that’s where Senator Mike Lee comes in. Today, he introduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act. If passed, this bill would stipulate that in order for a school to receive federal funds, they can only allow females on their girls’ sports teams.
Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) has introduced the same legislation in the U.S. House.
That’s good news for our girls.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take a moment to visit our dedicated webpage to learn more, sign our petition to lawmakers, and share this message with friends.
Girls should have a level playing field. Will you help us protect it?
Policy and Communications Strategist
Sadly, though he neither possesses the gifting, principles, or vision worthy of that office, Joe Biden is the president.
If you ask me what God is doing, I don’t know. But, I do know that He is working
I also know this: despite empty promises of unity, Biden has quickly showed us that he is beholden to the most insanely insane offerings of the radical left. His list of executive orders is unconstitutional, ill-conceived, and, in many cases, downright evil.
Yet, one executive order of his stood out – an attempt to erase biology by requiring boys who identify as girls to be allowed participate on the same sports teams and use the same bathrooms and locker rooms as true, biological females.
This is insane!
If you want to stop the insanity in Georgia, we’re asking you to partner with us by donating $50, $100, $250 or more to help us fight to Save Girls Sports in our state.
Currently, we’re working on legislation to take a stand here. We’re building support, and we anticipate an announcement soon. But, we need your help to fund this fight!
As a father of a young girl, I am not allowing a boy to violate her innocence by sharing a bathroom or locker room with her. I am also not going to allow a boy to violate her opportunity to have fair competition in sports by having him compete with or against her. It’s time we protect what is self-evident and scientific truth in our Georgia code – boys and girls are biologically different!
My friends, we have the anti-science president in the White House. Despite all his bluster, his knowledge of biology is less than what is possessed by my 3-year-old. We cannot help but see the corrosive effects of an evil agenda already upon his administration.
While, yes, we should be angered by this and disgusted that our nation is led by such an agenda, our state can take a stand. Your generous support today can help us fight this fight and protect children right here in Georgia.
This legislation will make a difference in our state. It will protect young girls. It will protect their innocence. It will protect their competition. And, it will also protect the young children suffering psychologically by refusing to affirm the radical and hateful belief that they must change their gender in order to be happy.
Let’s Save Girls Sports,
President and Executive Director
PS. Soon, you will see an Action Alert from us on this bill, but I’d ask you today to consider helping us fight by helping us fund our efforts. Your $50, $100, $250 – whatever the Lord calls you to do – donation today could make a huge difference in protecting Georgia children.
As COVID has once again brought school home for many students, some parents may be surprised at the content their children are learning. It may be overly sexualized or otherwise objectionable, it may present radical viewpoints as fact, or it might be used by a teacher to belittle a child’s values.
Most parents will agree that’s not right – but they may not know what the next steps are to remedy the situation. Or they may not know these concerning situations are arising in the first place.
That’s why Family Policy Alliance and Focus on the Family created our Back to School—for Parents guide. Parents – not schools – are best at parenting, and they should be equipped to address situations their children may face at school. Our FREE guide gives parents the information they need to understand what may be happening at their child’s school and how to address it.
We’re honored that many leading voices have commended this new resource . Here’s what they’ve said so far:
American College of Pediatricians
“Given how pervasive socialist ideologies and online technology have become in our culture and public institutions, it has never been harder for parents to know our rights, and to properly educate and protect our children. As a pediatrician and mother of four adolescents, I can authoritatively say that Back to School—for Parents by Family Policy Alliance and Focus on the Family is the most important book a parent will ever read. Download one for yourself, and for each of your family members and friends who cherish their kids!”
Michelle Cretella, MD, Executive Director
American College of Pediatricians
American Principles Project
“Left-wing activists have completely infiltrated our schools and are doing everything they can to indoctrinate our kids into their dangerous ideology. We have to stop them. Kudos to the Family Policy Alliance and Focus on the Family for developing this wonderful educational guide to help parents protect their children.”
Terry Schilling, Executive Director
American Principles Project
Christian Medical & Dental Associations
(Endorsement of the guide’s school health rooms, clinics and counseling offices section)
“There is far more going on in school clinics today than most parents recognize. The ‘Know Your Rights in School Health Clinic and Nurses Office’ section of Family Policy Alliance’s Back to School-for Parents will give parents the important wake-up call and preparation they need as their children enter into the pre-adolescent and adolescent years.”
Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA, (Ethics)
Senior VP Bioethics and Public Policy
Christian Medical & Dental Associations
Concerned Women for America
“Concerned Women for America stands with Family Policy Alliance and Focus on the Family on the front lines of these challenging cultural issues. It is critical that parents be equipped with the information they need to understand and confront the gender ideology being promoted through our schools. CWA commends Back to School—for Parents as an invaluable resource to educate and engage families and policymakers in your community.
Doreen Denny, Vice President of Government Relations
Concerned Women for America LAC
Gateways to Better Education
“Today, more than ever, Christian parents with children in public schools need to be involved. This handbook is a valuable, and much-needed, resource for every parent! It gives practical advice on how to advocate for children regarding a variety of crucial issues.”
Eric Buehrer, President
Gateways to Better Education
Save Women’s Sports
(Endorsement of the guide’s sports section)
“The issue of males competing in female sports is serious threat to women. We need to protect the rights, privacy, and safety of the future generations of females. If we continue to allow males to compete as females, female sports will cease to exist. We applaud Family Policy Alliance’s and Focus on the Family’s efforts to Save Women’s Sports.”
Beth Stelzer, Founder
Save Women’s Sports
We are so thankful to these leaders for sharing their endorsements of this guide. Download your FREE copy today and be sure to share with friends!
Parents, as you head into this Christmas week, giving your children the gift of being prepared to handle situations that arise in their public school setting is a wonderful one! And so is sharing this Guide with a fellow parent you know could use this information.
Back to School—for Parents is Family Policy Alliance’s gift to all parents and grandparents this 2020!
Vice President for Strategy
We’ve heard it over and over this election—all eyes are on Georgia. The entire nation waits for the runoff elections in Georgia that will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. But that’s not the only thing happening in Georgia.
The Peach State’s Senator Kelly Loeffler introduced groundbreaking legislation in D.C. to save girls’ sports. If passed, the bill would help ensure that only girls play in girls’ sports. As a former athlete and co-owner of a WNBA team, Senator Loeffler knows how valuable the opportunity to compete fairly in sports is to girls and women.
Yet in some states, female athletes are already forced to compete against boys and men for the sake of “politics.” Only one state, Idaho, has passed a law to preserve girls’ sports for only girls—standing up to activists and politicians who would destroy female athletics for the sake of allowing men, who identify as girls, to compete in female divisions.
Sadly, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have pledged to make legislation that would cave to transgender ideology and political agendas their top priority. Senator Loeffler’s legislation could not have come at a more critical time.
Senator Loeffler’s bill, S.4649, would make it a violation of Title IX for schools to allow biologically male students who identify as female to play in girls’ sports. Title IX is the federal law that protects equal educational opportunities – including school athletic opportunities – for girls.
Five cosponsors joined Senator Loeffler’s bill as cosponsors: Senator Mike Lee (Utah), Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma), Senator Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee), Senator Tom Cotton (Arkansas), and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (Mississippi). That means there are 44 other senators whose names should be on this common-sense bill! Girls’ sports should not be a partisan issue, nor should it be the pawn of political activists.
Idaho should not be the only state in the nation that believes girls’ sports are worth protecting for girls.
As a former female athlete myself, I can’t thank you enough!
Vice President for Strategy
P.S. After you’ve asked your senators to sign onto Senator Loeffler’s bill, if you’d like to thank Senator Loeffler for her efforts to save girls’ sports, we’ve also made it easy for you to do that through our action center! Thank Senator Loeffler now!
The nationwide movement to #SaveGirlsSports has never been stronger, and today there’s a big development.
Family Policy Alliance is excited to stand with Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in her effort to #SaveGirlsSports by introducing new federal legislation that would make sure schools keep girls’ sports for girls if they receive federal funds.
The bill would make it a violation of Title IX for these schools to allow biologically male students who identify as female to play in girls’ sports. Title IX is the federal law that protects equal educational opportunities – including school athletic opportunities – for girls.
This common sense and scientifically sound legislation would follow in the footsteps of the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, the groundbreaking Idaho law passed this year with the help of Family Policy Alliance of Idaho and the thousands of you who emailed and called to make your voice heard.
Here are three reasons why federal law should explicitly protect school sports for girls:
- Throughout the nation, girls are losing athletic competitions and scholarships to biological men. Female track-runners at Idaho State University lost to a biological man in a women’s event at the Big Sky Conference Track and Field Championships. In Connecticut, four female high school athletes sued their state interscholastic athletics conference after two biologically male athletes won 15 girls’ state championships. These are only two examples of the numerous instances across the nation of males competing in girls’ school sports—placing females at a sharp disadvantage.
- Americans overwhelmingly support protecting girls’ sports. Recent polling shows that most Americans – including majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents – agree that female athletes should not be forced to compete against biological men.
- Preserves the spirit of Title IX for future generations of girls. Title IX has made a world of difference for female opportunity in sports: before the law only 1 in 27 girls played sports, versus the 2 in 5 that play today. Forcing female athletes to compete against biological men effectively cancels out Title IX protections for girls. If Title IX means anything, athletic opportunities for girls must be protected.
The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act builds on Senator Loeffler’s impressive pro-family legislative portfolio, and we are incredibly grateful for her boldness in introducing this important and timely legislation. As we saw in Idaho, the political Left is bound to respond with vitriol, hostility, and a deep disregard for biological realities.
At Family Policy Alliance, we’re working hard to advance policies like these that can help #SaveGirlsSports. Idaho was the first state to protect girls’ sports, but we have a vision to help protect all female athletes around the nation, too.Will you help us make that vision a reality? With a sacrificial gift of $100, $50, or even $25, you can help us #SaveGirlsSports by guaranteeing fair play and equal competition for our daughters.
The extreme Left wants to ignore biology in the name of a radical agenda, but here at Family Policy Alliance we are working every day to recognize God-given realities and help give families – including female athletes – the opportunity to thrive. Will you join us?
Standing for our girls,
Family Policy Alliance of Georgia
President and Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of Idaho
Director of Advocacy
P.S. Endorsed early on by Family Policy Alliance of Georgia, Senator Loeffler has been an ally for our organization throughout this fight. Earlier this summer, she recorded a video in support of Family Policy Alliance’s #SaveGirlsSports social media campaign. Watch below:
Over the last few months, you helped pass the first law in the nation to reserve girls’ sports for biological girls. As you may know from our previous updates, there’s an ongoing lawsuit surrounding that important law. Last night, a federal judge issued an initial ruling in the lawsuit. Here’s what you need to know.
What law is at stake?
Idaho’s groundbreaking “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” championed by Family Policy Alliance of Idaho since its legislative inception, is designed to ensure that girls’ sports are reserved for biological girls. Without the law, biological males who identify as female were competing in girls’ high school and college sports—placing female athletes at a disadvantage.
What’s happening in the lawsuit?
The ACLU sued the state of Idaho over the law, seeking to allow males to play in female sports categories. Last night, a federal judge temporarily halted the law’s enforcement – but that’s not the end of the story.
The injunction is only a temporary measure while the lawsuit moves forward. Going forward, the state won’t be alone in defending this important law: the judge also allowed two female athletes from Idaho State University to intervene in favor of the law. The women, represented in court by Alliance Defending Freedom, were forced to compete against a biologically male athlete at the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field championships last year. All women in the event placed behind the biological male.
The law also has the backing of the Trump Administration.
The US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued a ruling earlier this summer that a Connecticut policy allowing boys to play in girls’ sports violates Title IX (the law that ensures girls have access to equal educational and athletic opportunities with boys) and could result in loss of federal funding. Similarly, the US Department of Justice filed a motion in support of Idaho’s law.
How is Family Policy Alliance responding?
Even as the lawsuit continues in Idaho, Family Policy Alliance will continue to stand for fair sports for girls in Idaho and beyond. This morning, we issued the following statements to the media.
From Autumn Leva, Vice President of Strategy for Family Policy Alliance:
“A young girl should never be placed in the position of losing out on a championship or scholarship simply because a male was allowed to compete in the female sports category. Yet that potential outcome is held in the balance today in Idaho. The eyes of the nation are on Idaho as a federal judge takes steps to decide whether female athletes can count on a fair playing field – or whether years of work to advance female athletic opportunities will be sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. In a court of law, where justice ought to guide the judge’s decisions, we hope the final outcome will uphold fairness. But as we await that decision – and whatever form it ultimately takes – Family Policy Alliance will continue to fight to Save Girls’ Sports wherever we have opportunity. Our daughters are counting on us.”
From Blaine Conzatti, Director of Advocacy for Family Policy Alliance of Idaho:
“We know this law is constitutional, and we remain confident that ultimately it will be vindicated in court. The Trump Administration supports this law as essential to preserving the spirit of Title IX for future generations of girls. We know the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act is on strong legal footing.”
What happens next?
While we await further developments in the Idaho lawsuit, Family Policy Alliance is already looking toward advocating for similar laws in other states wherever we have opportunity to do so. This summer, we launched a nationwide “Save Girls’ Sports” campaign to build awareness around the issue of males competing in female sports. As part of that, thousands of you have signed our petition to state lawmakers asking for laws similar to Idaho’s.
And it’s no wonder that so many of you signed. Recent polling shows that a majority of Americans – including majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and independents – agree that female athletes should not be forced to compete against biological men.
Americans know that female athletes deserve a fair playing field in sports. There is nothing discriminatory about laws that protect equal opportunities for female athletes – and we firmly believe that protecting that equal opportunity is an important step for state legislators to consider in the time to come.
Family Policy Alliance continues to fight for these laws in Idaho and elsewhere!
“When it comes to sports, I believe that every athlete deserves a fair chance at success. In track and cross country, boys and girls are divided into different categories, and even into different heats (or skill levels) to keep things as fair as possible. Every athlete is responsible for working their way up to a better level, and every athlete deserves a chance to do so. When boys compete in female competitions, it takes that opportunity away from girls, many who are working hard to make it to a better rank. Due to the biological and physical build of boys, they have a natural advantage over girls when it comes to athletics. … While I do race against a transgender athlete, I have never experienced a loss competing with him. However, there are definitely girls who have, and I don’t want that to happen to me or any of my teammates down the line.” – Izzy, a high school runner, is pictured above.
We don’t want that to happen either, and we know you share that sentiment. That’s why we’re so grateful for the way you participated and made a difference during #SaveGirlsSports Week. While our work to Save Girls’ Sports will continue into the future, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights of this past week and celebrate the down payment made on the victories to come.
This week, we saw posts supporting #SaveGirlsSports from a range of perspectives. Coaches, concerned citizens, and of course current and former athletes all participated on social media. Here were some of our favorite posts:
Kaeley Triller of the Hands Across the Aisle Coalition shared that her women’s sports scholarship, made possible by a federal law called Title IX, was what allowed her to finance college. Today, groups like the ACLU (who once defended women’s sports) are attempting to undermine Title IX by using it to allow boys to play in girls’ sports.
And, one of our favorites that YOU sent us came from Pat McWethy of Virginia, a 74-year-old women’s basketball player with a wealth of perspective on Title IX and a huge heart to #SaveGirlsSports:
And that’s not to mention the many supportive tweets from individuals and partner organizations all over the country.
We were blown away by the support from national and state partners around the country!
This week and leading up to the campaign we were featured in outlets including The Federalist, Focus on the Family’s Daily Citizen, the Christian Post and Kevin McCullough’s Radio Night Live. We have been blessed to publish pieces in The Washington Examiner (forthcoming Monday) and The Daily Signal.
Most importantly, YOU made a huge difference this week at the grassroots level. Thousands of you signed our petition to state lawmakers, sent letters to the NCAA, and encouraged the Trump Administration to continue to stand strong for female athletes. And some of you even gave sacrificially to ensure this mission continues into the future. THANK YOU.
Thanks to you, #SaveGirlsSports Week was a success. Now, the real work must happen: fighting to #SaveGirlsSports in Idaho and beyond. With your support, we know
Policy and Communications Strategist