WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) recognizes U.S. Representative Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) for her work as a leading champion for women on Capitol Hill and applauds Congresswoman Lesko’s leadership as lawmakers move to help preserve equal opportunity and protections for women, particularly where biology, safety, and privacy are implicated.

Rep. Lesko today signed IWV’s Stand With Women Commitment which allows constituents to know who fights for policies that prevent sex discrimination and preserve women’s rights, safety, and opportunities. 

Rep. Lesko has been leading the fight for policies that preserve women’s private spaces, including domestic violence shelters, prisons, dormitories, and athletics. During a congressional hearing earlier this year, Rep. Lesko boldly called on Charlie Baker, president of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), to speak with female athletes about the protection of women’s sports.

Rep. Lesko previously led lawmakers in introducing IWV’s Women’s Bill of Rights in the 117th Congress—a bill that defines sex-based terms like ‘male’ and ‘female’ to enshrine into law protections for females based on their biological sex. 

“Throughout my time in public service, I have worked to support women’s rights, further opportunities for women, and protect their privacy and security. I’m pleased to support the Independent Women’s Voice Stand With Women Commitment. As a proud Arizonan, I will always stand with women!” said Rep. Lesko. 

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with Congresswoman Lesko and watch her consistently champion women everywhere,” said Andrea Bottner, vice president of external relations at Independent Women’s Voice.

In light of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee’s recent investigative report showing how several Big Tech companies engaged in viewpoint discrimination and the silencing of women, Rep. Lesko’s pro-woman, pro-science, and pro-free speech commitments are more important than ever. 



Independent Women’s Voice fights for women by expanding support for policy solutions that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance freedom, opportunities, and well-being.