The Capitol Has Mostly Statues Of Men. A New Bill Proposes 2 Trailblazing Women.

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor could be memorialized with Capitol statues.

7/30/2021 7:51:00 AM

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor could be memorialized with Capitol statues.

Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor could be memorialized with Capitol statues if the effort is successful.

could be honored with statues in the U.S. Capitol if legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of female senators on Thursday goes ahead.Sculptures in the Capitol commemorate notable historical figures. Of the 266 in the building, 252 are of men and just 14 represent women.

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Thelegislationintroduced by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), and co-sponsored by 17 others, including nine men, could start to change that.They seek to add statues of O’Connor and Ginsburg, the first and second women on the Supreme Court. Ginsburg was an international feminist icon and was still serving as a justice when she died last year.

“Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor were trailblazers long before reaching the Supreme Court, opening doors for women at a time when so many insisted on keeping them shut,” Klobuchar said in a statement.“The Capitol is our most recognizable symbol of Democracy, a place where people from across our country have their voices represented and heard. It is only fitting that we honor their remarkable lives and service to our country by establishing statues in the Capitol.”

Other lawmakers offered similar sentiments and highlighted the women’s efforts in breaking barriers and paving the way for other women as champions of equality and as inspiration for women and girls everywhere.“From Justice O’Connor’s being the first female justice on the Supreme Court to Justice Ginsburg’s efforts on equal citizenship rights—their leadership has made a difference for women and families for generations to come,” Murkowski said.

The House companion to the legislation was also introduced Thursday by members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus and Bipartisan Women’s Caucus.The Bipartisan Women’s Caucus said in a statement that the tribute is “long overdue.” Read more: HuffPost »

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Please no more statues. Rather her picture and accounts of her prodigious legal accomplishments on behalf of the American people would encourage remembrance. How long before Antifa savages try to pull the statues down? Trailer Blazers For Women In Justice Department Wasn't Sandra conservative? Will people attack her statute one day? Sad ... but these are the days we now find ourselves in.

잘키운 양과 소의 내장--곱창요리 은 건강식이 될듯 예 Bbf과학의 코끼리 젖으로 키운 양과 소 특히 닭은 거의 일품이지요 정품을 잡수실러면 매뉴얼 247 레스토랑(원조 조동선)에 줄을 서세요 Bbf과학의 우수성--등재국용 More white people statues. Fantastic. Evil people should not get statues It would be NICE if they actually chose FEMALE Sculptors! They're worthy. Make it so! O the racist/sexist are not going to like this!! 😜


Justices Ginsburg, O'Connor could be honored with Capitol statuesSupreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor could be honored with statues at the Capitol if an effort spearheaded by a bipartisan group of senators is successful. After she helped tip SCOTUS to Trump’s Republicans, because she was too arrogant and self important to resign? Hell no. Any reverence she earned throughout her legal career, she smoked by overstaying at the court. I can’t respect that. RuthkandaForever Pass

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NPR Cookie Consent and Choicesi got a plan with the same result, 2.1 billion dolla cheaper. it's called ban fox news We owe these people our respect for protecting our Democracy on Jan. 6th and we also owe the Afghanis who worked as translators and intermediaries during our 20 year war. They don't deserve to be tortured and killed when we leave! Everything is an emergency when you are 30 trillion in debt!

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