League of Fans

Founded by Ralph Nader, League of Fans is a sports reform project working to improve sports by increasing awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, exposing irresponsible business practices, ensuring accountability to fans, and encouraging the industry to contribute to societal well-being.

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League of Fans is motivated by people, just like you, who are upset with what has become of our sports and would like to make a difference. We work with concerned citizens, sports fans, civic groups and communities to increase awareness of the sports industry's relationship to society, influence a broad range of issues in sports at all levels and encourage the cooperative capacities that make the "sports powers-that-be" capable of helping, not just dominating, our society and culture.

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We often think of sports as outside the realm of everyday citizen concern. But the many benefits to society that sports can provide are sometimes undermined by a different set of values, often based on the quest for higher and higher profits at the expense of fans, taxpayers, communities, culture and social justice.

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VICTORY! - League of Fans applauds decision to preserve Title IX athletic policies

On Friday, July 11, the Department of Education released a three-page letter upholding Title IX's standards of compliance now in use.

Title IX, one of the most important and successful civil rights laws in U.S. history, bars sex discrimination in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding, including athletics.

This action puts to rest a year long review of Title IX that included the appointment, by President Bush, of a blue-ribbon commission that energized millions of supporters of the 30-year-old law. It was widely believed that the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics was a vehicle to push a pre-determined Bush Administration agenda to weaken Title IX.

League of Fans would like to thank everyone who took the time to voice their support for Title IX. We encourage your continued support for this vital law by asking the Department of Education to fully enforce Title IX.

Until women have the same opportunities as men to enjoy the psychological, physiological and sociological benefits that sports participation can provide, we must push to preserve and vigorously strengthen the enforcement of Title IX.


Sex Bias Ban Upheld For School Athletics

Full Story

A Huge Win for American Girls and Women - Statement by the National Womenís Law Center (7/11/03)

Dear Colleague letter on Title IX from Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Gerald Reynolds (7/11/03)

League of Fans joins with over 100 other organizations in urging Congress to reject efforts to roll-back 30 years of progress for women and girls in sports (5/21/03)

Senate resolution urging Department of Education to maintain current Title IX regulations: S.Res. 153 - PDF file (5/22/03)

Myles Brand, NCAA president, speaks out in support of Title IX (4/28/03)

Ralph Nader and League of Fans' letter to Secretary of Education Rod Paige opposing changes that would undermine Title IX (3/5/03)

Minority Report - PDF file (2/03)

Ralph Nader's "In the Public Interest" column on protecting and enforcing Title IX (1/29/03)

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