The Honorable Chuck Schumer
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate 
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Mike Johnson 
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Minority Leader 
U.S. Senate 
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

July 9, 2024

Dear Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Speaker Johnson, Leader Jeffries,

Women’s sports are important and must be fair. Women’s safety, privacy, and opportunity cannot
be sacrificed. The dreams and aspirations of girls cannot be given away.

That’s why we have joined together to stand up and speak out against the Biden administration’s
illegal rewrite of Title IX. The new regulations are discriminatory, unfair, and risky.

The rule flips Title IX on its head. It strips protections for women and girls — robbing women
of equal opportunity, privacy, and fairness. It cheats female athletes out of their trophies, roster
spots, playing time, and resources and gives them to men.

This doesn’t enforce Title IX, it violates it.

We write now to ask you to support the Congressional Review Act to stop the new Title IX rules
from taking effect and destroying women’s sports.

You know physical differences between men and women have significant consequences in
athletics. There is no way to level the playing field between the sexes.

Title IX was passed in 1972 to expand opportunities for women and girls in education, including school
athletics. Now, under the administration’s new rules, protections for women have been eliminated.

Stop the war on women. Stop the illegal rewrite of Title IX. Keep women’s sports female. American
women and girls deserve no less.


Independent Women’s Forum
Carrie Lukas, President
Paula Scanlan, Ambassador
Riley Gaines, Ambassador
Kim Russell, Ambassador
Payton McNabb, Ambassador

Women’s Sports Policy Working Group
Martina Navratilova, OLY
Donna de Varona, OLY
Champion Women
Nancy Hogshead, J.D., OLY

Independent Women’s Law Center
May Mailman, Director
Women’s Liberation Front
Sharon Byrne, Executive Director
Margot Heffernan, Vice President

Women’s Declaration International USA
Kara Dansky, President

Independent Women’s Voice
Heather Higgins, CEO

Concerned Women for America LAC
Penny Nance, CEO and President

Independent Council on Women’s Sports
Kim Jones, Co-Founder
Marshi Smith, Co-Founder

Young Women for America
Morgan Schlesselman, National Director

Independent Women’s Network
Julie Gunlock, Director

International Consortium on Female Sport
Linda Blade, Founding Member