Saturday, August 20, 2016

VOTES FOR WOMEN | Statue for Stanton and Anthony in NYC

Susan B. Anthony (L) and
Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
I was pleased to read that The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund is working to get a statue of Stanton and Anthony installed in New York City’s Central Park.

The Fund has been organized by Pam Elam, whom I have known since we were both on the staff of the New York City Comptroller in 1992-1993.

At present 22 statues in Central Park honor men. There is a statue to Mother Goose, but reportedly none to a real woman.

The statue will celebrate the largest nonviolent revolution in U.S. history, the movement to recognize women’s right to vote.

Pam Elam (L) and NYC
Comptroller Liz Holtzman.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver has approved Fund's accepting pledges and contributions for the design and creation of the statue as well as for our organizing, outreach and media efforts

Thanks to the pro bono assistance of Morrison Foerster ("MoFo"), the Fund has been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In accordance with the law, contributions to the Fund are deductible from taxable income.

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