Welcome to the National Women’s History Museum’s (NWHM) new blog! We have launched it in an effort to keep the general public informed about the Museum and women’s history. If you are new to NWHM, please visit our website at www.nwhm.org for more information.
On March 25, 2009, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) re-introduced the National Women’s History Museum Act in the House. The bill number is H.R. 1700. The legislation was previously introduced in the last Congress in July; however, it was necessary to re-introduce it for the new Congress. Original co-sponsors include Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Mary Fallin (R-OK), Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D-MI), James P. Moran (D-VA), Janice D. Schakowsky (D-IL), Diane E. Watson (D-CA), and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC At-Large). Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) will re-introduce the Senate companion bill shortly.
The National Women’s History Museum Act offers a viable opportunity for NWHM to secure a permanent physical space to house the collections that it plans to make public and further its educational services. The new location at 12th Street S.W. and Independence Avenue S.W. is across the street from several of the nation’s most iconic museums, such as the National Air and Space Museum, the National American History Museum and the National Gallery of Art. It’s the right place for a comprehensive museum on women’s accomplishments.
We’ve launched the Right Here. Right Now. campaign so that you can make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Help us urge Congress to pass The National Women’s History Museum Act immediately. You can help in the following ways: