Thursday, August 14, 2008

Support A Worthy Cause: National Women's History Museum

I received this email in response to yesterday's post on Julia Child. A worthy cause and a simple way to make a difference. ~ Pato

I noticed your post on Wednesday about Julia Child’s work with the Office of Strategic Services and took great interest in your quote from Linda McCarthy. The National Women’s History Museum is one of my clients and we’re working with them right now on a campaign to secure a home for the museum, which has been an online-only museum for more than a decade now.

I thought you might be interested in learning more about it. This has been an historic year for women - from Hillary Clinton’s run for the Presidency to Dara Torres’ improbable 5th Olympic bid. Right now, Congress has the opportunity to celebrate this remarkable year by providing a permanent home for the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) adjacent to the National Mall.

The NWHM’s members have been working for 11 years to secure a permanent site for the museum, which will be the first comprehensive repository for women's history.

NWHM has indentified a vacant lot adjacent to the National Mall and now needs Congress to authorize their purchase of this federal property at fair-market value. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) introduced House Resolution 6548 on July 17, 2008 to approve the purchase of land. Now, your local Representative needs to hear from you so that this legislation will pass before Congress adjourns for the year.

Would you be interested in joining us in being a part of the Right Here, Right Now campaign to tell Congress to recognize this historic year by passing HR 6548? Click here to send a letter or email to your Representative and check out our attached Right Here, Right Now badges at to show support for the campaign.

Please let me know if you have any questions and/or would like more information about H.R. 6548 or the NWHM. Hope we get a chance to work together on this initiative.


Erin Skinner

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