Lesko Hosts Press Conference to Protect Women’s Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) hosted a press conference to highlight the need for Congress to pass the Women’s Bill of Rights to affirm the importance of acknowledging women and their unique and distinguishing characteristics and recognize their contributions to our nation. Lesko was joined by Riley Gaines, a 12 time All-American swimmer with 5 SEC titles who was forced to share a locker room and then compete against biological male Lia Thomas at the 2022 NCAA Women’s Swimming Championship.

“The left has declared a war on women,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “It is now more important than ever to affirm the biological differences between men and women to protect women’s hard-fought rights and ensure women have spaces reserved for them in society. I am grateful to my congressional colleagues for their support on this critical legislation, and to Riley Gaines for bravely sharing her story and standing up for female athletes. We will never stop advocating for these important protections for women!”

Lesko was joined by Representatives Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01), Kevin Hern (R-OK-01), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-01), Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL-13), Andy Ogles (R-TN-05), Burgess Owens (R-UT-04), Ralph Norman (R-SC-05), and Claudia Tenney (R-NY-24), and the Independent Women’s Forum in hosting this press conference.


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