Quantcast
Home » News
Home » News

Letter: Let Women's Museum proceed, Sen. Lee

Published September 12, 2014 5:27 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Women have made an indelible mark on America's rich history. A National Women's History Museum, particularly on the National Mall, would forever mark their accomplishments. It's unfortunate, then, that Sen. Mike Lee is intent on blocking a vote on this long overdue recognition.

The House of Representatives has already passed legislation (383-33) that would establish a commission to follow the recognized process for considering a national museum. A vote in the Senate would mean this bipartisan legislation, which costs no taxpayer dollars, could move forward.

We must allow the legislative process to work. If the Senate doesn't pass this bill now, we'll have to start from scratch all over again next year. Women who have had a tremendous impact shaping our society deserve better than that.



I am the public policy chair for the Salt Lake City Branch of the American Association of University Women. AAUW is an organization that promotes equity for women and girls, and we believe women's history should be remembered. Sen. Lee needs to quit holding up the vote on this discussion.

Dawn DeWitt

Tooele

 

 

 

USER COMMENTS
Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus