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Leading women from diverse fields urge Donald Trump to create Women’s National Museum

United States - Jan 10, 2017 - 20:18   4236 views

Leading women from politics, the arts and other fields urged President-elect Donald Trump on Monday to support a new national women’s museum in Washington that would be affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.

At a meeting in New York to give momentum to the idea, the group cited the report of a bipartisan Congressional commission in November that urged construction of the museum.

“It’s tremendously important,” said Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, who first proposed the project in the late 1990s. “How can you empower women if they are not even recognised?”......Continue Reading

Top image: Representative Carolyn B. Maloney. Image © Todd Heisler/The New York Times

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