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Even with the monumental advancements we've made in women's equality, girls across the country still aren't getting treated equally in school sports.

Title IX requires high schools to provide girls with equal opportunities and services, but girls continue to receive only 41 percent of all athletic participation opportunities—1.3 million fewer than male athletes. They've been shown to receive inferior coaching, equipment, facilities and scheduling as well.

Passing the High School Data Transparency Acts (H.R. 455 and S. 217) would go a long way toward leveling the playing field by requiring U.S. schools make their athletic program data public. Elementary and high schools should be required to provide these statistics so that parents and students can hold their communities accountable.

Ask the Secretary of Health and Human Services to give our daughters the same opportunities as our sons by passing the High School Data Transparency Acts.

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Dear Secretary Burwell,

I am sure you're aware of the positive role sports play in a child's life. Being part of a team, learning to deal with wins and losses, and keeping the body fit and healthy are all experiences that help shape a developing mind. Participation in sports provides children with invaluable lifelong skills that keep them out of trouble and focused on positive goals.

Despite the encouraging changes we have made to help women obtain the same opportunities as men, I am concerned that females still do not receive the same treatment when it comes to school sports. Reports have shown that girls continue to receive only 41 percent of all athletic participation opportunities—1.3 million fewer than male athletes.

Though Title IX restricts anyone from discrimination on the basis of gender, it does not require elementary and secondary schools to make athletic department funding and participation data public. We need to hold schools accountable to ensure equality is being achieved. Without tangible data, we cannot begin to address this problem.

Please support the High School Data Transparency Acts, H.R. 455 and S. 217, to give our daughters the same opportunities to benefit from sports as our sons.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Mar 19, 2018 Casey Phillips
Mar 19, 2018 Kristi Weber
Mar 18, 2018 Brenda Choi
Mar 18, 2018 Sandra Cobb
Mar 11, 2018 Amy Hile
Mar 10, 2018 Beah Robinson
Mar 10, 2018 Jessica Haag
Mar 10, 2018 Ronald Wolniewicz
Mar 10, 2018 donna stoddard
Mar 10, 2018 Leslie Wingerath
Feb 28, 2018 (Name not displayed) Give girls a chance!
Feb 27, 2018 Sheila Dillon
Feb 23, 2018 Jeanine Smegal
Feb 18, 2018 Jeanette Kelly
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Feb 18, 2018 Karrie Vukelic
Feb 18, 2018 Ian Whitelaw
Feb 18, 2018 ROBERT ROGAN
Feb 18, 2018 Robert Reed
Feb 15, 2018 Richard Han
Feb 12, 2018 c. martinez
Feb 10, 2018 Kenneth Davies
Feb 2, 2018 Shabnam Shafiq
Jan 29, 2018 Andrey Yushchenko
Jan 29, 2018 Betty Kowall
Jan 28, 2018 Julie Berberi
Jan 25, 2018 Kevin Dahl
Jan 10, 2018 OSVALDO TOMAS
Jan 10, 2018 Ken Stein
Jan 6, 2018 Merry Pruitt
Dec 23, 2017 C L Tenebruso
Dec 12, 2017 Kathy Smith
Dec 10, 2017 barbara gale
Dec 9, 2017 Henry Mobley
Dec 2, 2017 robin karlsson
Nov 25, 2017 elizabeth myrin shore
Nov 20, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 20, 2017 Lori McCracken
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Nov 14, 2017 David Rozanski
Nov 6, 2017 Sheila Kelley
Oct 28, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 21, 2017 Barbara Sickles
Oct 10, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 9, 2017 Sharon Mollett
Oct 8, 2017 Sara DuBois
Oct 8, 2017 Stacey Cannon
Oct 8, 2017 Neville Bruce
Oct 8, 2017 Anna Krohn

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