June 19, 2019

Legislation to Install Loveland Artists Women’s Suffrage Statue Gets a Hearing in the Senate

Washington D.C. — Today, an effort championed by Congressman Joe Neguse to install a national monument in Washington D.C. to commemorate the women’s suffrage movement will be considered before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Legislation introduced by Congressman Neguse to install Loveland artist Jane DeDeckers Every Word We Utter statue depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells was originally introduced in January and has grown in momentum and support since then. Earlier this month, Senator Michael Bennet and Senator Gardner introduced a companion bill in the Senate that will be heard today before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This comes swiftly on the heels of a hearing before the House Natural Resources Committee in late May to consider Neguse’s house version of the bill.

“The women behind the 19th amendment were American heroes, and they deserve to have their bravery, resilience, and resolve recognized,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “I’m honored to champion efforts to install this important statue in Washington D.C., and excited to see collaboration and support from the full Colorado delegation in getting this accomplished.”

H.R. 473 the bill to install Every Word We Utter was introduced by Congressman Joe Neguse in the 116th Congress in January and was considered before the Natural Resources Committee on May 22nd, 2019. This will be the first outdoor statue dedicated to women’s suffrage in Washington, D.C.