Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DCCC publishes Billie Jean King email

Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs

Some people called my tennis match against Bobby Riggs, "The Battle of the Sexes."

But the real battle is playing out in the halls of Congress right now, because Republicans are waging an epic battle against women’s health care choices.

I signed the DCCC’s petition telling Republicans to end their War on Women and ensure women’s voices are heard in discussions about women's health care. If we can get 134,691 more signatures today, we'll have one million strong standing against the Republican’s assault on women’s rights.

Will you sign the "Stop the Republican War on Women" petition today?

You may know me from my tennis career, but some of my biggest victories came off the court--for fairness, equality and progress for women. That’s why I'm so appalled by what we’re seeing in Congress right now.

First, House Republicans held a hearing on women's access to birth control coverage that included a panel with five men and no women. Then they changed their own rules and refused to televise testimony from women’s right advocate Sandra Fluke.

Republicans want to silence women but I refuse to sit on the sidelines. Help us send Republicans a clear, unmistakable, and powerful message.

Join me and immediately sign the DCCC's petition calling on Speaker Boehner, Leader Eric Cantor and House Republicans to end their War on Women and ensure women's voices are heard in discussions about women's health care.

Thanks for reading,

Billie Jean King 

photo: Bettmann/UPI

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