FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2017
Contact: Shanna Duncan, 703.209.8742, or Chris Lisi, 202.549.0696
Statement by Joan Wages, President and CEO
National Women’s History Museum
On the Introduction of H.R. 19 the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act
Alexandria, Va. -“For more than 20 years the National Women’s History Museum has worked with members of Congress to designate a site to build a women’s history museum on the National Mall. The introduction of H.R. 19, the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act, is a positive step forward. We greatly appreciate Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-NY) and Rep. Ed Royce’s (R-CA) leadership in introducing legislation that would make the Museum a reality.
“We believe our country deserves a Museum that educates, inspires, empowers and shapes the future by integrating women’s distinctive contributions into our culture and history. We support a strong public-private partnership that ensures the Museum takes its place among the other great museums in Washington, D.C.
“We look forward to continuing to work with Reps. Maloney and Royce, the appropriate Committee Members, our 55,000 members and all of our stakeholders to move it to passage in Congress.”