THOMAS LUEBKE, Commission of Fine Arts member of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission

“I am whole-heartedly in favor of this enterprise, this commemorative undertaking.
I think I  agree with the speaker that it’s hard to imagine  it hasn’t happened already. 
It’s a conspicuous lack in our commemorative landscape and National narrative that we don’t have this.”

THOMAS LUEBKE, Commission of Fine Arts

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THOMAS LUEBKE, Commission of Fine Arts member of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission

MINA WRIGHT, General Services Administration member of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission

“Who can argue with the reasons for it?
You’ve got to be some kind of crazy to undertake one of these memorials  because I don’t know if you realize it yet, but you’ll be at this for longer than you could  possibly imagine.   
So I would urge you to keep on keeping on.  And don’t be discouraged by the process.   This part of it really is important and you’ll  benefit from people who have are a lot smarter and have been thinking about this for a long time and be open to it
Eat your Wheaties. 
It’s going to be a long process,
but it always is.”

MINA WRIGHT, General Services Administration

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MINA WRIGHT, General Services Administration member of the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission

March 30 2021

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet supports the Women’s Monument

March 30 2021

January 27 2021

The Site Selection Process begins

Choose 25  possible sites Around Washington DC.  Eliminate all but three or four based on metrics like tourist traffic and access but the most important factor is a connection to the suffrage movement – were the women there.

January 27 2021

January 26 2021

Project Initiation meeting with the NPS to begin navigating the Commemorative Works Act – Review Process.

January 26 2021

January 21 2021

Michelle Duster, the Great Grand Daughter of Ida B Wells, supports the National Women’s Suffrage Monument

 

January 21 2021

December 18 2021

The Fundraising Begins!

Public Law No: 116-217 (12/17/2020)

This bill authorizes the establishment on federal land in the District of Columbia of the Every Word We Utter Monument in commemoration of the women’s suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
No federal funds may be used to pay any expenses for the establishment of the commemorative work.
The Every Word We Utter Monument organization shall be solely responsible for accepting contributions for, and paying for, the expenses of the establishment of such work.
December 18 2021

December 17 2020

Coline Jenkins the Great-Great Granddaughter of Eliabeth Cady Stanton supports to the approval of the National Women’s Suffrage Monument

December 17 2020

December 7, 2020

The First Lady Tweets her support for The National Womens Monument in Washington DC

It’s been an honor to work with @WomensVote100 to support the legislation authorizing the
Every Word We Utter Monument. @POTUS & I are looking forward to bringing this bill to the @WhiteHouse to ensure the women’s suffrage movement is remembered for generations to come.
First Lady Melania Trump

December 7, 2020

December 3, 2020

Our Bill authorizing The National Women’s Suffrage Monument in Washington DC passes the U.S. Senate!

December 3, 2020

August 21 2020

Senator Bennet Visits Artist Jane DeDecker’s studio in Loveland Colorado

August 21 2020

August 20, 2020

Every Word We Utter Feature article in the Vail Daily

August 20, 2020

August 18 2020

The 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

 

 

The Artist and Team unfurl their recreated Ratification Banner on August 18 2020 100 years after Alice Paul Celebrated the Ratification of the 19th Amendment
August 18 2020

August 15, 2020

The US President tweets about the The National Women’s Suffrage Monument in Washington DC

 

The President backs bill to establish suffragist monument in DC.

BY MORGAN GSTALTER The Hill

 

August 15, 2020

March 6 2020

The Ripple Effect

 

“Shot in Colorado by women filmmakers, the film celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment by sharing the work of sculptor Jane DeDecker. DeDecker created a monument dedicated to the women who fought tirelessly to make it possible for women to vote. To help raise awareness,we sent Trail Sisters founder Gina Lucrezi, andour ambassadors Anna Frost and Mirna Valerio to Jane’s studio in Loveland, Colorado. Directors: Jenny Glennon (Nichols) Sarah Menzies

 

March 6 2020

February 26 , 2020

Our Bill authorizing The National Women’s Suffrage Monument in Washington DC passes the U.S. House of Representatives

February 26 , 2020

September 18 2019

Bill authorizing National Women’s Suffrage Monument advances out of the Natural Resources Committee.

September 18 2019

May 22 2019

May 22 2019

February 11, 2019

The Every Word We Utter concept is featured in the Vail Beaver Creek Magazine

Art History Meets the Bronze Age at a Groundbreaking Vail Village Gallery
By Devon O’Neil  2/11/2019 at 10:36am  Published in the Midwinter-Spring 2019 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine
February 11, 2019

January 10,, 2019

The Entire Colorado Congressional Delegation sponsor bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and US Senate to authorize the installation of the National Women’s Suffrage Monument in Washington DC

Thank youformer Congressman Jared Polis — now Governor Jared Polis, Colorado Senator Michael Bennet,  Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, Congressman Joe Neguse, along with the entire Colorado Congressional House Delegation consisting of Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congressman Scott Tipton, Congressman Doug Lamborn, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Congressman Jason Crow, and Congressman Ken Buck

January 10,, 2019

October 2018

Artist and team return to Washington DC to lobby congress to sponsor a bill authorizing The National Women’s Suffrage Monument in Washington DC

October 2018

August 15 2018

Artist Jane DeDecker launches mission to donate the Women’s Suffrage Monument Every Word We Utter to Washington DC

Artist connects with the National Women’s Party and get the attention of the  Women’s Suffrage Centennial  Commission.  

Jane donates the Every Word We Utter maquette to the Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument Museum.

 

The Artist meets Colorado Senator Cory Gardner at the airport and plants a seed.

August 15 2018

July 2018

Artist has her eye on Washington DC

Monuments belong in Washington DC
David Dallabetta

July 2018

March 2018

Jane DeDecker introduces her Women’s Monument Every Word We Utter

March 2018

January 2018

Responding to an Artist Call for a Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument for Central Park in New York City

Artist Jane DeDecker begins to think about her interpretation of the Women’s Rights Monument

January 2018