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CAP: Conservatives Must Vehemently Oppose the Biden Admin.’s Radical Attempt to Rewrite Title IX

In their latest Memo for the Movement the conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project called upon all conservatives to vehemently oppose the Biden administration’s

radical attempt to rewrite Title IX. Whether it’s the deluded insistence that men can get pregnant, the intentional effort to replace mothers with the phrase “pregnant people,” or the inability to even define a woman, the Biden administration’s Title IX proposal is merely the latest illustration of the left’s woke war on women–a war that through both policy proposals and institutional capture seeks to erase women from civil society.

The full text of the Memo and list of signers follows:

August 1, 2022

Washington, DC


On June 23, 2022, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Department of Education released a proposed rule that guts Title IX’s protections for women and girls, and redefines “sex” to include “sex stereotypes, sex-related characteristics, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”

Title IX–the pinnacle achievement in educational equality for women–was passed in recognition of the inherent distinction between men and women, one born from immutable biological traits, and prohibits discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity that receives federal financial assistance, from Kindergarten through college.

But the Department of Education’s proposed rule aims to destroy the very purpose of Title IX with definitions and applications that will:

Allow biological males who identify as women to access women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, dorms, athletic facilities, and other sex-segregated venues at any federally funded educational institution, thereby creating a high-risk environment that violates women’s basic privacy;


Allow biological males to compete in women’s sports at any federally funded educational institution, thereby limiting women’s opportunities for scholarships, playing time, and participation by ignoring the distinct competitive advantages males possess over females;


Allow federally funded educational institutions to weaponize woke ideology and undermine free speech through a broadened definition of sexual harassment that includes the vague and subjective concept of “unwelcome sex-based conduct,” thereby muzzling students and teachers and creating a heckler’s veto of the highest order;


Allow federally funded educational institutions to deprive those accused of sexual assault or harassment of due process protections by requiring the adjudication of claims by a single investigator, thereby gutting the 2020 Title IX rule establishing those protections, including the introduction of evidence, representation by counsel, and cross-examination of witnesses, in order to protect both accused and accuser; and


Remove protections for federally funded religious educational institutions that adhere to a traditional belief on sexuality, gender, and marriage by eliminating previous clarifications on Title IX’s religious exemption that were issued as recently as 2020.

Conservatives vehemently oppose the Biden administration’s radical attempt to rewrite Title IX. Whether it’s the deluded insistence that men can get pregnant, the intentional effort to replace mothers with the phrase “pregnant people,” or the inability to even define a woman, the Biden administration’s Title IX proposal is merely the latest illustration of the left’s woke war on women–a war that through both policy proposals and institutional capture seeks to erase women from civil society.

With its new Title IX rule, the Biden administration is pursuing a radical agenda and proposing a change to our laws and to our educational system that will do irreversible and long-lasting harm to women, girls, the wrongly accused, our faith institutions, and freedom of speech. With such a transformative proposal under consideration, it’s imperative that citizens take action to defeat it.

Under federal law, the Department of Education is required to take written comments from the public into consideration when promulgating a new rule of any kind. The public comment period on its new Title IX rule closes on Sept. 12.

We encourage concerned citizens, parents, and students to submit public comments in opposition to the administration’s radical Title IX rewrite and urge lawmakers to utilize every tool and legislative option available to rescind this regulation upon implementation.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

The Honorable Matt Schlapp

Chairman

American Conservative Union (ACU)

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

Star Parker

Founder & President

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Lori Roman

President

ACRU Action Fund

David Bozell

President

ForAmerica

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

The Honorable Brooke Rollins

President and CEO

America First Policy Institute (AFPI)

Alan Sears

Founder

Alliance Defending Freedom

Kristen A. Ullman

President

Eagle Forum

Ralph Benko

Chairman

The Capitalist League

Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Capital

Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Karen England

President

Capitol Resource Institute

Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute

Charles J. Cooper

Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Cooper & Kirk, PLLC

Saulius "Saul" Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Grace-Marie Turner

President

Galen Institute

The Honorable Stephen Stockman

Former Member, Texas

U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Brigitte Gabriel

Founder and Chairman

ACT For America

Mat Staver

Founder and Chairman

Liberty Counsel

Gary Marx

President

The Concord Fund

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

Randy M. Long

Founder

Long Business Advisors, LLC

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising

Dr. Chris Hughes

Founder & Chairman

Citizens for America Foundation

Robert Chambers

Executive Vice President

AFA Action

Floyd Brown

Founder

The Western Journal

Jay Mount

President

MDS Communications Corporation

The Honorable Jason Rapert

Founder & President, National Association of Christian Lawmakers

Marcia G. Taylor

CEO

Bennett Family of Companies

Paul Gessing

President

Rio Grande Foundation

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

Trent England

Executive Director

Save Our States

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State Representative

Anne Schlafly Cori

Chairman

Eagle Forum

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Jeremy Cerone

Member

Council for National Policy

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Marty Dannenfelser

Vice President for Government Relations and Coalitions, Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Terry Schilling

President

American Principles Project

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Thomas E. McClusky

Principal

Greenlight Strategies, LLC

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.

President

The Heritage Foundation

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

The Honorable James S. Gilmore III

68th Governor of Virginia (1998-2002)

The Honorable Scott Walker

President

Young America’s Foundation

Michelle Easton

President, Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Christina Murphy Lusk

President

The Martin Foundation

Sherri R. Martin

Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Tim Macy

Chairman

Gun Owners of America

Carey Woodruff

Executive Vice President, Foundation for American Christian Education

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Kelly M. Kullberg

Senior Advisor, American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

The Honorable Diana Denman

Presidential Appointee

President Ronald Reagan

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Former Counsel to Chairman, U.S. E.E.O.C. (President Reagan)

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

Conservative Caucus

Sheryl Kaufman

Board Member

Americans for Limited Government

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Richard D. Hayes

Partner

Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government

Dr. Steve Pettit

President

Bob Jones University

Randy Page

Chief of Staff

Bob Jones University

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan (1985-1988)

Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

MRC

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Dr. Virginia Armstrong

National Law & Worldview Chairman

Eagle Forum

Susan Carleson Currer

Chairman

American Constitutional Rights Union

Allen J. Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship

G. Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

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The Honorable Jake Hoffman

Representative

Arizona House of Representatives

Sean Noble

President

American Encore

Dr. Allen Unruh

Founder

National Abstinence Clearinghouse

Amb. Henry F. Cooper

President Reagan's Chief Defense and Space Arms Negotiator

Former SDI Director

Michael Lunsford

Executive Director

Citizens for a New Louisiana


  • Title IX

  • woke

  • transgender

  • womens sports

  • sex stereotypes

  • sex-related characteristics

  • sexual orientation

  • gender identity

  • sex discrimination

  • religious freedom

  • free speech

  • Department of Education

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