Joe Neguse

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Joe Neguse

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Dear Colleague,

Please join us in cosponsoring
HR 473
a bipartisan bill to authorize the “Every Word We Utter” Monument to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia as a tribute to the seven-decade effort to pass the 19th Amendment. Just in time to celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the House passing the 19th Amendment on May 21st, 1919, this will be a sculptural portrait honoring Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton with her daughter Harriet Stanton Blatch, Soujurner Truth, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells.
Under the Commemorative Works Act, the sculpture can be donated to the National Park Service with Congressional Authorization. This bill would authorize the private donation and would not cost anything to the Federal government.

The sculptor, Jane Dedecker, a Colorado resident, was deeply inspired by the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, “Every word we utter, every act we perform wafts into innumerable circles beyond…” as well as the courageous persistence of the women who fought
for and created constitutional change and secured the right to vote for all women.  A representation of the Declaration of Sentiments from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention is included in the design along with a depiction of the 19th Amendment Ratification
Flag that Alice Paul, National Chairman of the Woman’s Party, unfurled from the balcony of Suffrage Headquarters in Washington, DC when Tennessee, the 36th and final state needed, ratified the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920. You can
learn more about the sculpture at

This monument will speak to the long, continuing struggle for women’s rights and equality while highlighting the inclusive, multi-woman effort for the Centennial Celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

We invite you to join us as a cosponsor of this bipartisan bill. For more information or to cosponsor, please contact Katie Wallace ( in Rep. Neguse’s office.


Joe Neguse                                                        Scott Tipton
Member of Congress                                         Member of Congress


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Civil Rights, Elections, Government, Natural Resources

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 473
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