Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Help NOW continue its wrk in educatn & sports equity #fem

The National Organization for Women
I don't know about you, but I've caught Olympic fever! Each night, I couldn't wait to get home and watch in awe as the athletes push themselves to the limit physically and mentally. And watching all the women athletes reminded me of the importance of Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education, including school athletic programs.
Will you please donate today so NOW can continue our work in pushing for equity in education and sports for women and girls?
If you're a mother like me, I bet your daughter or son is inspired by the Olympic athletes. And she or he is probably begging you to sign them up for ice skating lessons or to join a hockey team. Thanks to Title IX and NOW's work to help get it passed in 1972, our daughters have increased opportunities to participate in school sports -- but we haven't achieved equality yet.
After eight years of Bush administration initiatives limiting the impact and effectiveness of Title IX, we must work harder than ever to reinvigorate the law and finally eliminate sex discrimination in educational programs receiving federal funds. Since Title IX's passage, female participation in high school athletics has increased 904 percent!
Contribute today to help NOW keep the pressure on the Obama Administration to extend the rights guaranteed in Title IX.
With your help, NOW will push the Obama administration to ramp up the protections offered by Title IX, give girls equal access to practice times on the field, the court, and the ice and ensure better oversight.
I'm so proud that NOW was there pushing for Title IX's passage and enforcement in the 1970s, before many of the Olympic athletes were even born. And with your help, we'll continue that work until we achieve equity for girls and boys in all arenas of education.
Support our work to improve the rights guaranteed by Title IX by donating today -- so we will see women taking the gold for generations to come.
For justice and equality,
Terry O'Neill
NOW President
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