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Sponsored by: The Child Health Site

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


Sep 13, 2017 Jen vonSchlieder
Aug 27, 2017 Devon Kerbow
Aug 27, 2017 Patricia Chambers
Aug 27, 2017 Sandra Zeigler
Aug 27, 2017 Tara Spires
Aug 25, 2017 KAREN BROWNING
Aug 24, 2017 Wendy Kasprzyk
Aug 9, 2017 DANIEL MICHAUD
Aug 9, 2017 Thomas Windberg
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Aug 5, 2017 Betsy Farmer
Aug 5, 2017 Dewey Jackson
Aug 5, 2017 Elaine Heathcoat
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Jul 24, 2017 Yvonne Barker
Jul 23, 2017 Sophie Miranda
Jul 23, 2017 Karil Daniels
Jul 23, 2017 Nina Pykare
Jul 23, 2017 refhan irtem
Jul 23, 2017 Sharon Gilman
Jul 23, 2017 Brian Reynolds
Jul 23, 2017 (Name not displayed) Equal opportunities FOR ALL!
Jul 22, 2017 Alanna Reuben
Jul 21, 2017 Helena Miller
Jul 19, 2017 Elizabeth Frost
Jul 13, 2017 Carole Kubik
Jul 12, 2017 Baylee Markwell
Jul 1, 2017 Kyle Bracken
Jun 29, 2017 Judith Vincent
Jun 28, 2017 Stefano Fuschetto
Jun 27, 2017 Lynda Kerr
Jun 27, 2017 GIGI LIEBENTHAL
Jun 25, 2017 Thao Vu
Jun 21, 2017 Corina mitrov
Jun 20, 2017 Stacy Wykle
Jun 12, 2017 Yvonne White I'm very angry I found out my niece has to pay for ALL 4 of her girls' after-school sports participation! This is discrimination!
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 7, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 4, 2017 Sabrina Degasperi
Jun 2, 2017 Teresa Foster
Jun 1, 2017 Sylvia Martin
May 31, 2017 Michael Garrett
May 31, 2017 Martha Jones
May 29, 2017 Janet Pickard
May 28, 2017 Raleigh koritz
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May 22, 2017 LARRY BRANSON Absolutely
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