It’s a woman’s world, and lest we forget it, on December 19, 2014, Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in the House and senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate sponsored a bill to create a Congressional Commission to study the establishment of a National Women’s History Museum.
On November 16, 2016, after 18 months of work, the Commission’s findings and recommendations were presented in its final report to Congress and President Obama.
Declaring that the U.S. needs a museum dedicated to the achievements and contributions of women, the Commission concluded that it should be a part of the Smithsonian Institution and deserves a prominent location on or close to the National Mall.
Rep. Maloney has been a tireless advocate of this legislation, and on Monday morning January 9 she, along with some of the fiercest women from Washington and The Common Good, an organization dedicated to civic engagement, gathered for a luncheon to promote it.
- Avenue reporter Kristopher Fraser, READ MORE