Support Builds for Billie Jean King to Receive Congressional Gold Medal
The Women’s Sports Foundation is enlisting support for a measure to award its founder, sports legend Billie Jean King, Congressional Gold Medal.
“As we commemorate 51 years of Title IX, we take a moment to honor one of the law’s unwavering advocates, WSF Founder Billie Jean King. A sports icon and social justice pioneer, BJK has long fought for the rights of girls and women in sports. From testifying on Capitol Hill to creating the Women’s Sports Foundation to advocating and securing equal pay in women’s tennis, BJK’s career and legacy is synonymous with the power and promise of Title IX.
“In March, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick and Mikie Sherrill introduced H.R.1831 to award Billie Jean King the Congressional Gold Medal. This esteemed honor recognizes distinguished achievements and contributions by individuals or institutions that have a lasting effect in the recipient’s field long after the achievement itself. An individual woman athlete has never received this award, and it’s time that changed. Join us in marking 51 years of Title IX and thanking Billie Jean King by urging your Representative to support H.R. 1831 today!”
Here’s a link to execute on WSF’s request: https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/advocacy/bjk-congressional-medal/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=bc2c2716-2d33-4ce5-a3fe-91a32204b652