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To: The United States Soccer Federation
Equal Pay for USWNT
Pay the women athletes of the U.S. Women’s National Team equal salaries to that of the players on the men’s team, based on the revenue that the Women's team generates.
Why is this important?
As a long time fan and supporter of the USWNT, this cause is very near and dear to me. Watching the USWNT is an immense source of joy for me, as well as for my family. My mom and I have bonded over watching the USWNT and we know there are many others who share the same story and want to see these women be paid what they deserve.
The USWNT has won 4 World Cup titles, and placed in either 2nd or 3rd in the rest (out of the 8 women’s World Cup tournaments.) Additionally, they have 4 Olympic Gold medals, while the men have won ZERO world cups despite the men’s World Cup being around since 1930 (about 60 years longer than the women’s) and ZERO Olympic gold medals. Additionally, the women’s game generates as much as and even more revenue and merchandise sales, from fiscal 2016 to 2018, the women’s games generated about $900,000 more revenue than the men’s games. In the year following the 2015 World Cup win, women’s games generated $1.9 million more than the men’s games, AND the USA women’s home jersey, in the midst of the 2019 world cup, had already become the #1 selling soccer jersey, for both men and women, ever sold on Nike’s website in one season, yet the women are being paid a mere fraction of the men’s team while the women continue to defy odds, face continuous criticism and sexism while still effortlessly winning world titles left and right.
I'm hoping this petition continues to raise awareness about this issue, and not only show that the USWNT deserves equal pay for equal/superior play, but to show how the women's game in general needs more attention and funding to rise to the level of the men's game worldwide. The USWNT is a prime example of how women's sports can and will succeed and rise to the highest level of play, and it's up to us as fans to give our full support and make sure our voices are heard so all these phenomenal women athletes are given the opportunities and salaries they deserve.