Legislation Introduced in Senate

On October 29th, Senator Susan Collins introduced S. 2129, the National Women’s History Museum Act. There are 19 original cosponsors of the bill including Senators Barbara Boxer, Maria Cantwell, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kay Hagan, Amy Klobuchar, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln, Claire McCaskill, Barbara Mikulski, Lisa Murkowski, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen, Olympia Snowe and Debbie Stabenow, as well as Joe Lieberman, Chuck Grassley, Mark Pryor, and George Voinovich. It is identical language to the bill that recently passed the House.

In introducing the bill, Senator Collins stated, “This museum would help ensure that future generations understand what we owe to the many generations of American women who have helped build, sustain, and advance our society. They deserve a building to present the stories of pioneering women like abolitionist Harriet Tubman, founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and astronaut Sally Ride.”

The bill will be referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works chaired by Senator Boxer. We’re told the Committee could take up the bill before year’s end.

2 Responses to “Legislation Introduced in Senate”

  1. Yvonne Garrett Moore says:

    Hello NWHM,

    My name is Yvonne Garrett Moore. I am so excited and encouraged to discover this initiative. I live in Newark, New Jersey, and am intimately aware of the plight of our urban society. Without women playing keys roles in our contemporary culture we are doomed to fail, as a large precentage of our urban homes are headed by single women. We have a national responsibility to help shape and define our roles as women for the betterment of our society.

    Commemorating women’s contributions, telling our collective story assures our prosterity. Our children, grandchildren and future generations have to be taught of values and principles that shape and sustain healthy and vibriant lifes and families.

    I would like to suggest that NWHM host an Presidential Inaugrual reception. To exhibit hospitality, as only we can do (smile) to demonstrate our historic role of appropriate response, graciousness, intelligence and beauty.

    Hosting such an event would keep the mission of the NWHM to the forefront of the mind of our nation, continuing in the generation for support.

    I am a public relations and planning consultant, specializing in events and fundraising. I pledge my support to assist to organize such an event, and or assist with NWHM current development efforts. Thank you for your consideration.

    Best regards,

    Yvonne Garrett Moore
    Moore Vision
    Public Relations and Planning
    68 Nairn Place
    Newark, New Jersey 07108
    (862) 576-7185

  2. Yvonne Garrett Moore says:

    Believe and we will achieve.

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