February 9 Is National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Women's groups across the country are celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day today. This day is meant to reinforce the positive impact sports participation has in the life of women and girls and commemorate the achievements of women and girls in sports, as well as acknowledge the continued fight women and girls must wage in order to obtain equal access and recognition in the world of sports. Women’s groups are working to protect Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, including athletic programs.
7/29/2015 Jen Welter Just Made NFL History - Jen Welter was hired as a coach for the Arizona Cardinals this week, becoming the first woman ever to be a National Football League coach. . . .
7/27/2015 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocked Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood - An attempt in the Senate to defundÂ Planned Parenthood by Mike Lee (R-UT) was blocked this weekend by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).Â Lee tried to attach the elimination of federal funds for Planned Parenthood to a vote for highway legislation, a move which was rejected by McConnell asÂ out of order.
Republican legislators have redoubled their efforts to block funding for Planned Parenthood since the release of twoÂ heavily edited clandestine videos of different PPFA employees taken without their knowledge. . . .