Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto) released the following statement today in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, landmark legislation that prohibited sex discrimination in education, athletics and other opportunities:
"Title IX literally changed the playing field and created opportunities for women in areas where they faced considerable barriers to access and involvement. In the 40 years since its passage, extraordinary progress has been made in athletics and education. There is still much to be done in the advancement of women in technical fields, such as computer science and engineering, which has been limited or stalled altogether.
"Today, America is stronger because of the doors that were pried open by Title IX, and it will always stand as a major victory. America's promise will be realized when all girls and women enjoy equity in every field."