Shaheen Leads Invite On Behalf of Bipartisan Women of the Senate to U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to Meet During Visit to Capitol

July 11, 2019

**Letter is signed by each Democratic and Republican female Senator**

 **Copy of the signed letter is available here**

(Washington) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter on behalf of the bipartisan women of the U.S. Senate to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, extending an invitation to meet with the women of the Senate during the team’s upcoming visit to the U.S. Capitol.

“We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be something that is consistently celebrated and emulated,” wrote the Senators. “In honor of your accomplishments, in recognition of your victory, and in acknowledgement of the work still before us, the bipartisan women of the Senate look forward to seeing you during your visit to the Capitol, and we would like to invite you to meet with the women of the Senate to discuss the challenges women face on and off the field.”

A copy of the letter can be found HERE, and the full text of the letter follows:

 

July 10, 2019

 

 

Jill Ellis

Head Coach

United States Women’s National Soccer Team

United States Soccer Federation

1801 S. Prairie Avenue

Chicago, IL 60616

 

CC:         Carli Lloyd, Captain

Alex Morgan, Captain

Megan Rapinoe, Captain             

Dear Coach Ellis:

Congratulations to you and your team for winning yet another World Cup Title for the United States this week at the 2019 World Cup Finals in France. Your impressive and dominating run through this year’s tournament is further testament to an already historic U.S. Women’s National Team program that has now recorded a record four World Cup trophies and back-to-back championships.  The entire country takes pride in all that you have accomplished.  

Your inspiring performance on and off the field serves as an example to Americans everywhere about the value of focus, conviction, hard work, and determination in our everyday lives. Millions of girls and boys throughout this country continue to look up to you as athletes, as icons, and as a stirring example of what is possible when a team of remarkable, resilient, and confident American women set out to accomplish a goal.    

We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be something that is consistently celebrated and emulated. 

In honor of your accomplishments, in recognition of your victory, and in acknowledgement of the work still before us, the bipartisan women of the Senate look forward to seeing you during your visit to the Capitol, and we would like to invite you to meet with the women of the Senate to discuss the challenges women face on and off the field. We would be pleased to work with your staff on the most appropriate venue for this celebration and important discussion. 

#OneNationOneTeam

 

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