The Girls’s Sports activities Basis is enlisting assist for a measure to award its founder, sports activities legend Billie Jean King, Congressional Gold Medal.
“As we commemorate 51 years of Title IX, we take a second to honor one of many regulation’s unwavering advocates, WSF Founder Billie Jean King. A sports activities icon and social justice pioneer, BJK has lengthy fought for the rights of women and girls in sports activities. From testifying on Capitol Hill to creating the Girls’s Sports activities Basis to advocating and securing equal pay in girls’s tennis, BJK’s profession and legacy is synonymous with the ability and promise of Title IX.
“In March, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick and Mikie Sherrill launched H.R.1831 to award Billie Jean King the Congressional Gold Medal. This esteemed honor acknowledges distinguished achievements and contributions by people or establishments which have a long-lasting impact within the recipient’s discipline lengthy after the achievement itself. A person girl athlete has by no means obtained this award, and it’s time that modified. Be part of us in marking 51 years of Title IX and thanking Billie Jean King by urging your Consultant to assist H.R. 1831 at this time!”
Right here’s a hyperlink to execute on WSF’s request: https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/advocacy/bjk-congressional-medal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=bc2c2716-2d33-4ce5-a3fe-91a32204b652