|Posted:||February 10, 2017 10:42 AM|
|From:||Representative Tina M. Davis|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution – 45th Anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972|
|In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Title IX Education Amendments of 1972.
President Richard Nixon signed Title IX into law on June 23, 1972. Title IX provides that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” As a result of this landmark legislation, opportunities abound for girls and women both on and off the playing field, providing important life lessons on teamwork, independence and leadership.
According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, 294,015 girls participated in high school sports in 1972. As a result of Title IX, this number increased to an estimated 3,287,735 in 2014-2015. Beyond sports, Title IX has also ensured that women have the same access to educational opportunities, including advanced degree programs, as their male counterparts.
Please join me in commemorating this landmark legislation by co-sponsoring this resolution.
Introduced as HR188