National Women’s Suffrage Monument
Every Word We Utter
YOUR DONATION WILL FUND THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MONUMENT,
THE FIRST MONUMENT IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL TO COMMEMORATE THE WOMEN WHO CHAMPIONED ALL CITIZENS TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
This original Every Word We Utter concept, by Jane DeDecker, spearheaded HR 473, the bill to place a Women’s Monument in Washington DC. The bill was signed into law on December 17, 2020. This is one of several concepts created by the Artist. The final design will be a collaboration with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, the Artist, and the selected Architect.
We are going to build a monument to the power of collaboration.
Women’s participation in our democracy did not come easy.
The work is not done.
Rights for women need to be continualy recognized and expanded upon.
We need this commerative monument to keep their their vision alive in the continued efforts towards equality.
Together we can fill in the missing stories of the women who helped build our democracy.
Ida B. Wells
— journalist, teacher, abolitionist, suffragist—
battled both sexism and racism and dedicated her life to protecting human rights.
She advocated for women’s civic rights and protected the idea of motherhood and activism.
Ida fought against lynching and
co-founded the NAACP.
Harriett Stanton Blatch
— writer, politician, abolitionist, suffragist —
founded the Equality League of Self-Supporting Women.
She organized labor activists and promoted women’s rights to wealth and distinction.
Harriet mobilized women in the suffrage movement.
— American Quaker, feminist, activist, suffragist —
organized pickets, marches, protests and rallies.
She fought for women’s rights to profitable employment and fair wage.
Alice strategized, campaigned, and lobbied congress for the passage of the 19th Amendment.
— orator, entrepreneur, abolitionist, and women’s rights activist —
advocated for the education of freed slaves and the desegregation of streetcars.
She was an outspoken advocate against incarceration.
Sojourner was the first Black woman to win a child custody case in court.
Susan B Anthony
— teacher, social reformer,
author, orator —
petitioned to support equal pay for female teachers.
She believed women needed to voice their ideas in the formation of laws.
She was arrested and fined for casting a ballot in 1872.
Susan drafted the 19th Amendment to include women as citizens.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
— abolitionist, human rights activist, lecturer, author —
studied law in her father’s office.
She recognized the rights for women to have legal council, to have guardianship of their own children, and to own property.
Elizabeth declared the unequivocal truth that men and women are created equal.
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13 February 2019
HR 473 Passes House
Congressman Joe Neguse speaks on the floor of the House of Represenatives the day HR473 passes the House.