For this session of Congress, The Alice Paul Congressional Gold Medal Act is before Congress (Senate bill S1745 and House H.R. 2970). This bill: will award a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to Alice Paul in honor of her work in the suffrage movement. Here is some background taken from Senator Menendez press release regarding the bill
“Alice Paul was someone who, quite simply, made history happen. She fought tirelessly for a cause she believed in. Now it is my chance to fight for something I believe in, and that is to honor a woman who represents American democracy in its purest form,” Menendez said. “On October 20th, 1917, Alice Paul went on a hunger strike to protest for women’s rights. That was ninety four years ago, and now is the time to show our appreciation. Her legacy opens the door not only to women, but to everyone looking for equal opportunity. The Congressional Gold Medal is the least we can do to honor a woman who made history happen, and in the process changed our nation forever.”
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