LANSING, Mich. — Governor Gretchen Whitmer is reaching out to members of the World Cup champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team.
In a video posted on Twitter, Gov. Whitmer has invited the team to come visit Michigan.
Secretary @JocelynBenson and I are inviting @USWNT to Michigan to celebrate their World Cup victory and discuss expanding opportunities for women in sports in Michigan and across the country. pic.twitter.com/llLWGqnqdm— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) July 9, 2019
In the video Gov. Whitmer says, "We're hoping you might want to come to Michigan. We will celebrate your victory, talk about women in sports, and we can even talk about equity over a cup of tea. Hope you can join us in Michigan."
During the invitation, Gov. Whitmer made a gesture that alluded to team forward Alex Morgan's celebratory tea sip hand motion after scoring a goal against England in the tournament's semi-final match.
The U.S. Women's National Team has been fighting to be paid as much as the U.S. men.
Team members filed a gender lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation earlier this year.
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