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A Mom & Daughter Fight for Fairness in Women’s Sports

In Hawaii, Cynthia Monteleone, a decorated Team USA Masters track athlete, and her 16-year-old daughter have both raced against biological males competing as females. The mother-daughter duo is telling their story about why it’s unfair and what’s at stake for women’s sports if this is allowed to continue.

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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." - Aldous Huxley

Economy

Fact.

Work is a hand up, not a hand out.
  • Many businesses have attributed hiring difficulties to the extra federal unemployment payments that continued even as the COVID emergency subsided.
  • In a recent Harvard/HarrisX poll, an overwhelming 76% of Americans said people are “staying on unemployment because they can make more money.”
  • Minimum wage hikes yield job losses and disincentivize hiring, especially among those who are less educated and with lower skills—people who need jobs the most.

By: Carrie Sheffield

Energy

Fact.

Nuclear power is carbon-free, cheap and reliable.
  • But nuclear is underutilized in the United States despite the increased calls to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Instead, environmental purists advocate for renewables only, such as the wind turbines that shut down when Texas faced freezing temperatures in February 2021.
  • This has caused America’s nuclear power capabilities to remain at the same level for the past three decades while increased energy consumption has led to overall higher carbon emissions.

By: Kelsey Bolar & Charlotte Whelan

Jobs

Fact.

States should reduce or eliminate occupational licenses.
  • States vary in their occupational licensing requirements, creating significant challenges for workers who cross state lines to keep their licenses in good standing.
  • States should make every effort to eliminate excessive licenses or reduce the onerous requirements for licenses in their jurisdiction.
  • States should conduct regular cost-benefit analyses of their licensing systems to determine if they truly serve a public good and remove any licensing requirements that do not.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Jobs

Fact.

Women depend on independent contract work.
  • Nearly half (46 percent) of the independent contractor workforce is female.
  • Women are more likely than men to be employed in an alternative work arrangement.
  • The top three reasons women cited for working in the gig economy were flexibility (44 percent), income (38 percent), and building a business (25 percent).
  • Flexible contract work allows women to balance employment with caregiving for children, sick spouses, and aging parents or other priorities.

By: Patrice Onwuka

Jobs

Fact.

Government paid leave programs hurt poorer workers and women.
  • Low-income workers are hurt most by payroll taxes taken from earnings to fund paid leave entitlements and are less likely to take benefits.
  • They are also more likely to lose job opportunities: As employment costs go up, employers will seek to minimize their costs and exposure by reducing staff.
  • One-size-fits-all government programs will discourage the creation of flexible options, such as telecommuting, job sharing, and part-time arrangements.
  • Employers may also see women, who are statistically more likely to use paid leave benefits, as less attractive hires, especially for management positions.

By: Carrie Lukas

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Capitol Hill Women’s Sports Fly-In

Independent Women’s Forum and top female athletes will be meeting this week with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tell their stories about how competing against male-bodied athletes is unfair and hurts female athletes. We’ll be delivering important messaging materials about this issue to Congressional offices. This is your opportunity to have a direct impact on the delivery actions and outcomes of this pivotal issue for women.

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