Washington, D.C. — Today, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) launched an open letter and public sign-on campaign to keep women’s sports female. The letter is spearheaded by over 100 female athletes at the high school, collegiate, and Olympic levels of sports. The open letter calls upon athletic associations, policy makers, and government officials to enact policies and laws that keep women’s sports female.
The letter states, in part, “Title IX is under attack, and women’s spaces are being erased. Faced with this reality, we have no choice but to stand up for women by defending basic truth. We implore all athletic governing bodies and public servants to join us in our fight to protect women’s sports and spaces.”
The Keep Women Sports Female Open Letter responds to President Biden’s promise to veto the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act, which has passed the U.S. House of Representatives and has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL). The letter urges officials to reject calls to sacrifice female athletes on the altar of “inclusion,” and instead stand up for fairness, privacy, and safety for female athletes.
The Keep Women’s Sports Female Open Letter represents a growing movement of female athletes who recognize the importance of protecting single-sex spaces. IWV hopes the campaign will inspire tens of thousands of female athletes to sign on, joining the fight to protect female sports.
The open letter is a part of the second annual National Women’s Sports Week (June 19-25) celebration designated by Independent Women’s Forum (IWF). National Women’s Sports Week celebrates the incredible expansion of opportunities for female athletes since the passage of Title IX in 1972 and recognizes the role of Title IX in guaranteeing equal athletic opportunities.
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The letter can be found HERE.
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