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National Women’s Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act

Endorsed by the National Women’s Hall of Fame

Current Cosponsors (49): Moore,
Meng, Clarke, Dingell, Higgins, Maloney (Carolyn), Matsui, McGovern, Nadler, Norton, Kaptur, Beyer, Tonko, Ocasio-Cortez, Brindisi, Grijalva, Rice (Kathleen), DeLauro, Espaillat, Schakowsky, Pallone, Jr., Khanna, Meeks, Rose (Max), Zeldin, Velázquez, King
Roybal-Allard, Engel, Maloney (Sean Patrick), Speier, Jackson Lee, Swalwell, Mucarsel-Powell, Cohen, Delgado, Wilson (Frederica), Brownley, Dean, Katko, Neguse, Carson, Harder, Sewell, Garcia (Sylvia), Lee (Barbara), Chu, Luria. 

Dear Colleague,

The paramount role women have played in our nation’s history is inadequately memorialized and celebrated in our history books and national sites. In 1969, the National Women’s Hall of Fame (The Hall) was founded in Seneca Falls, NY, the birthplace of the U.S.
women’s rights movement, to ensure the historical contributions of American women receive the recognition they deserve. Over the past 50 years, The Hall has inducted over 270 women, including trailblazers Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Susan B.

To guarantee the longevity of this iconic historical landmark, we proudly introduced bipartisan legislation, the
National Women’s Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, during the final week of National Women’s History Month. This legislation directs the U.S. Treasury to mint commemorative coins in 2020 in recognition and celebration of the National Women’s
Hall of Fame. After deducting Treasury’s production and overhead costs, the remaining proceeds will go to the National Women’s Hall of Fame Foundation to establish an endowment fund that will provide long-term financing for The Hall’s operations.

We are especially pleased that the late Congresswoman Slaughter will be inducted into the National Hall of Fame this year.  For nearly 31 years, Congresswoman Slaughter was a tireless advocate for her congressional district and one of our nation’s
most fearless champions for fairness, equality, and justice.  As one of the longest-serving female leaders in the House of Representatives, and the first female Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, we cannot imagine a more fitting tribute for the Congresswoman.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act will help ensure Congresswoman Slaughter and so many other remarkable women in the Hall of Fame continue to inspire future generations for years to come.

If you are interested in cosponsoring H.R. 1982 or have questions, please contact Jo Stiles at in Congressman Morelle’s office.


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