Sending Office: Honorable Barbara Lee
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        Request for Cosponsor(s)

June 6, 2019

Become a Cosponsor: Women’s History and
19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act

Current Cosponsors (48): Bass, Beatty, Bishop, Blunt Rochester, Brownley, Butterfield, Case, Cleaver, Clyburn, Davis, Davis, Dean, DeFazio, DeLauro, DeSaulnier, Finkenauer,
Fitzpatrick, Fudge, Gonzalez, Grijalva, Heck, Horsford, Jackson Lee, Jayapal, Johnson (GA), Kaptur, Kelly, Lawrence, Lawson,
Lesko, Lynch, Meng, Moore, Napolitano, Neguse, Norton, Pascrell, Payne, Plaskett,
Radewagen, Raskin, Richmond, Sewell, Schneider, Sires, Thompson, Trahan, Watson Coleman

Endorsements: League of Women Voters, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Organization for Women, American Historical Association, National Women’s History Museum, American Association for State and Local History, American Studies
Association, National Women’s Political Caucus, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, National Women’s History Alliance

Dear Colleague:

We write to encourage your boss to become a cosponsor of our bipartisan bill, H.R. 1923, the Women’s History and 19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act. This legislation would direct the Treasury Secretary to establish a quarter program
featuring a prominent woman from each state, territory, and the District of Columbia starting in 2021 at the conclusion of the current quarter program.

Since our nation’s founding, women have played an instrumental role in shaping this country – yet these sacrifices and accomplishments have often gone unrecognized by history. By uplifting and showcasing these amazing women on our currency, Americans will
have an opportunity to learn more about the unsung pioneers who built our nation and celebrate their accomplishments.

Under this bill, the governor or executive of each state or territory would submit a design to the Secretary in consultation with various stakeholders including local groups in each state. Starting in 2021, five designs would be released into circulation
each year until all the states, territories, and the District of Columbia are featured.

This quarter program coincides with the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by directing the Mint to reveal the first 5 designs during August 2020, 100 years to the month of the ratification.

We hope you will join us in this important effort. To become a cosponsor, please contact Emma Mehrabi and Samira Damavandi in Rep. Lee’s office at and
or Stephen Hostelley in Rep. Gonzalez’s office at



Barbara Lee                                                                                                                Anthony Gonzalez

Member of Congress                                                                                                    Member of Congress


Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Civil Rights, Education, Finance, Government

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 1923
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