Lucas: After more than two decades of hard work, we’re closer than ever to making a national women’s history museum a reality!
A majority of the House of Representatives, 232 to be exact, now supports a bill I authored along with Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) to create a new Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history. If a vote were allowed today, it would easily pass. A similar bill has also been introduced in the Senate by Susan Collins (R-ME) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). In this politically divisive time – when reaching across the aisle has become rarer by the day – I’m so proud that this is a truly bipartisan piece of legislation.
Women make up more than 50% of our population, yet there are too many stories of independent and remarkable women that are not being told in our nation’s textbooks, monuments and museums. That’s why we need and deserve a national museum dedicated to telling the stories of those who’ve been shoved to the margins of history for too long.
But in order to take the next step, we need to prove just how much public support this project has.
Thank you so much.