Yes, America needs a National Women’s History Museum

With a solidly bipartisan vote of 374-37, the US House of Representatives this month passed a bill to establish a National Women’s History Museum. Here’s hoping the Senate follows suit.

After all, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote — a constitutional change that was the culmination of decades of work by the suffragist movement, which famously dates to the 1848 women’s rights convention in New York’s own Seneca Falls.

Credit New York’s own Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) with making this happen — just the latest example of her success in getting legislation passed no matter which party controls the House.

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