THE 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 FOUGHT FOR ALL CITIZENS TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
The above image is one of many studies for Every Word We Utter by Jane DeDecker. This original concept spearheaded HR 473, a bill to place a Women’s Monument in Washington DC. The final design will be a collaboration with the National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission, the artist and the selected archteitect.
Every Word We Utter
National Women's Suffrage Momument
We need to be reminded that women’s participation in our democracy did not come easily and that rights for women need to be continually fought for and expanded upon. The work is not done, and we need this commemorative monument to keep the vision alive in the continued efforts towards equality.
We intend to build a monument, dedicated to the power of collaboration and shared vision. A site for contemplation, education, conversation and inspiration that is commensurate with the preeminent historical and lasting significance that the woman’s suffrage movement has had on the United States of America. It is time to fill in the missing stories of the women who helped build our country.
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__
her first petition as a young girl was to support equal pay for female teachers.
She felt women needed to voice their ideas in the formation of laws.
She drafted the 19th Amendment to include women as citizens
Susan was arresested and fined for trying to vote in 1872.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
__abolitionist, human rights activist, lecturer, author__
studied law while in her fathers office.
She saw first hand the need for women to have a right to legal council and to have gaurdianship of their children in the case of divorce.
She saw the need for women to own property. Elzabeth felt that men and women are created equal.
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13 February, 2019
HR 473 Passes House
Congressman Jo Neguse speaks on the floor of the House of Represenatives the day HR473 passes the House.