HARRIET BEECHER STOWE
NEEDS YOUR HELP!
The Ohio State Legislature has decided to replace the statue of Governor Allen, currently in National Statuary Hall, with a new statue. We need to pressure the Ohio Legislature to select a woman since currently only nine of the one hundred statues in National Statuary Hall are women. Harriet Beecher Stowe lived almost twenty years in Ohio and did all her research for UNCLE TOM'S CABIN there. We feel the lack of women in National Statuary Hall is significant since it sends the wrong message to women and girls about the role of women in American history and is representative of the insidious and pervasive sexism in our country. Ohio State Senate Bill 277 created the National Statuary Collection Study Committee to accomplish the task and present a formal recommendation for a replacement statue to the Ohio General Assembly. Committee members are:
Chair: Senator Mark Wagoner SD02@senate.state.oh.us 614-466-8060
Rep. Tyrone Yates email@example.com 614-466-1308
SNAIL MAIL LETTERS ARE BEST – since they will be distributed to the committee and some will be read from the house floor. Please send snail mail letters to: Senator Mark Wagoner, Ohio State House, Senate Building Room #129, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
If you would like to help with this project, please contact: DrLynetteLong@aol.com.