News from General Federation of Womens Clubs and GWFC/CT
Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act - Women's History and 19th Amendment Centennial
GFWC strongly supports the passage of H.R. 1923 and S. 2427, The Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act. These bills will celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment by honoring the contributions of prominent women from each state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
Similar to the 50 States Quarter Program, the Women’s History and 19th Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act would create a new series of commemorative circulating coins which highlight women suffragists and other trailblazers on the reverse side of the U.S. quarter. GFWC members were at the forefront of women’s suffrage with a delegation marching in the 1913 Suffrage Parade on Pennsylvania Ave., which began to change public opinion on suffrage. Many of the leaders of the suffrage movement were members of GFWC, including Carrie Chapman Catt, Jane Addams, and Lizzie Crozier French as well as former GFWC Presidents Ellen Henrotin and Sarah Decker Platt. A formal organizational endorsement came in 1914 with a resolution supporting the “political equality of men and women.”
Visit the Legislative Action Center to express your support.