COLUMBUS, OH — Today, Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) celebrates Bernie Moreno, U.S. Senate candidate for Ohio, for his Hope Agenda Stand With Women Commitment and support of legislation that preserves women’s equal opportunities and single-sex spaces. 

By signing IWV’s Stand With Women Commitment, Bernie Moreno promises “to uphold legislation that preserves female opportunities and private spaces.”

The Stand With Women Commitment is part of IWV’s Hope Agenda to offer solutions on some of the most important issues that women, as well as Independents, Hispanics, and younger Americans, care deeply about and want addressed. 

Bernie Moreno, Candidate for United States Senate said, “I’m proud to sign Independent Women’s Voice’s Stand With Women Commitment as the far-left wages war on women’s sports. Female athletes have made incredible gains in the sports world to achieve the status they deserve, and having biological men compete against them is a travesty. I will always stand up for women’s sports against the extreme agenda that seeks to undermine female athletes.”

Paula Scanlan, Independent Women’s Forum Ambassador and former University of Pennsylvania swimmer, said, “While I am perplexed that we’ve reached a place in America where we have to ask candidates if they “Stand with Women”, I am grateful that Bernie Moreno is unafraid to say he does. Independent Women’s Voice’s Stand with Women Commitment allows the public to know who’s for women having equal opportunities, whether in sports, academics or their private spaces. This is as black and white as it gets and critical as women’s rights—and female athletic opportunities—are being stripped away minute by minute by the Biden Administration’s disastrous re-write of Title IX. Our leaders either stand with women or they don’t. Thankfully, Ohioans have a choice of a candidate who does”

“In 2024 women face a staggering reality—we are being told by elected officials, bureaucrats, and judges that our spaces and opportunities must be available to men. ‘Woman’ as a protected class is vanishing before our eyes and we won’t just sit back and take it. Independent Women’s Voice’s Stand with Women Commitment offers Americans a clear guide on which candidates are pro-woman and pro-truth,” said Jordanne Kemper, Campaign Director at Independent Women’s Voice. “It’s uncomplicated and deeply important to the future of women’s rights that Ohioans know which candidates are unafraid to say that women’s equal opportunities, single-sex spaces, privacy, and security are worth protecting and women and girls should not be discriminated against on the basis of their sex. We applaud Bernie Moreno for taking a clear stance on women’s equality. We invite all candidates to proclaim the same truth.”

Words like ‘female’, ‘male’, ‘man’, and ‘woman’ are used thousands of times in state and federal law. Unelected judges and bureaucrats are unilaterally redefining sex-based terms and expanding the scope of sex discrimination laws already on the books. When these sex-based words don’t have uniform, biological definitions, women pay the price.

The Stand with Women Commitment lets constituents know who is pro-woman, pro-science, and will fight for policies that prevent sex discrimination and preserve women’s rights, safety, and opportunities. 

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.