New York City Officials to Call on Federal Government to Build Long-Overdue National Women’s History Museum

New York City Officials to Call on Federal Government to Build Long-Overdue National Women’s History Museum
Congresswoman Maloney, Council Members Ben Kallos and Laurie Cumbo, Former Congresswoman, Comptroller and DA Elizabeth Holtzman, Elected Officials Push for National Women’s History Museum in DC
 
WHO: 
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12)
City Council Member Ben Kallos
City Council Member Laurie Cumbo, Chair of the Women’s Issues Committee
Former Congresswoman, Comptroller and DA Elizabeth Holtzman
Elected Officials and Advocates 

WHAT:  New York City calls for a National Women’s History Museum

WHEN: 1PM, Monday, September 8th

WHERE: City Hall Steps 

Following a hearing of the City Council resolution in support of building a National Women’s History Museum in DC, elected officials and advocates call for the Senate to end delays and pass legislation to advance the museum's formation. Maloney successfully passed her legislation in the House of Representatives 383-33, but two Senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, are holding up the legislation, which has the support of all 20 women senators.

The New York City officials will urge the Senate to move forward with the bipartisan bill to promote the establishment of a National Woman’s History Museum to recognize vital contributions of women throughout New York City and American history.  Council Members Kallos and Cumbo have co-sponsored a resolution to support Congresswoman Maloney’s federal push to establish the women’s museum, which would be open to the public and supported through donations already being raised by 501(c)3 organization, National Women's History Museum. ###