|Posted:||August 17, 2017 09:03 AM|
|From:||Representative Leanne Krueger|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution recognizing Vision 2020’s Campaign for Women’s Equality and Women 100, the National 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration|
|In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution recognizing Vision 2020’s Campaign for Women’s Equality and Women 100, the National 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration.
Vision 2020 is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to achieve economic, political and social equality for women. Formed in 2009 at the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership on the campus of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Vision 2020 was launched publicly in 2010 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia with the intent of igniting a national discussion and accelerating the pace of women's progress by illuminating and eliminating the bias and barriers that perpetuate gender inequality in the United States.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was home to historic women who played significant roles in the women’s right movement, including Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Fanny Jackson Coppin, and Eliza Sproat Turner
In order to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing women the right to vote, Vision 2020 will lead the national centennial commemoration, in the Women 100 celebration, taking place in Philadelphia in 2020.
Please consider joining me in cosponsoring this important resolution.
Introduced as HR606