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Senate and House Introduction of the Gender Equity Education Act of 2019

In celebration of the 47th anniversary of Title IX, Senator Mazie Hirono and Representative Doris Matsui have introduced the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2019. This 2019 version of the initial 2016 Gender Equity Education Act, (GEEA) honors former Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink (D-HI) who was a key author of the 1972 Title IX that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Patsy Mink also authored the former Women’s Educational Equity Act of 1974 (WEEA) that provided US Department of Education funding for innovative education programs to help implement Title IX from 1976 to 2006.  Along with Senator Hirono, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) co-sponsored the 2016, and 2017 versions of GEEA before she died. While both WEEA and GEEA were designed to facilitate the implementation of Title IX to prohibit sex discrimination in all education levels and topics, GEEA addresses needed infrastructure support from the US Department of Education and other agencies on the important roles of Title IX Coordinators in state education agencies, school districts, pre-K-12 schools, postsecondary and other institutions that receive federal support for education programs and activities.

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