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COUNTDOWN TO AUGUST 26, 2020:
The 100th anniversary of the ratificationof the 19th Amendment and the unveiling ofthe first statue of real women in Central Park.

Instagram post 2135212412893491546_3227754531 Abigail Adams tried her best, but her husband, John, and all the other men who drafted the Constitution did not "remember the ladies." The Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787.  Constitutional voting rights for women would not enter the document until 1920 through the 19th Amendment.  Women should remember the other part of Abigail's famous letter to John Adams: "We are determined to foment a rebellion and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation."
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Instagram post 2133881095144627940_3227754531 On September 15, 1917, Andrieus Aristieus Jones, a Democratic Senator from New Mexico and the chair of the Senate Woman Suffrage Committee, reported to his colleagues after investigating the treatment of women imprisoned in Occoquan Prison. Throughout the year, suffragists protesting outside the White House had been arrested on the grounds of traffic obstruction and imprisoned, not as political prisoners as they demanded but as common criminals, forced to live and work in brutal conditions. The abuse did not immediately stop but the cruel treatment of the suffragists finally started to gain public recognition.

Photo: Library of Congress, Kate Heffelfinger after release from Occoquan
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There are 23 statues of historical figures in Central Park, but not one honors a woman. Together, we are changing that.

After years of work, we’ve won approval from the Parks Department to break the bronze ceiling and build a statue featuring New Yorkers Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth (abolitionists, suffragists, and women’s rights pioneers) in New York City’s Central Park. Now we have to raise funds to commission and maintain that statue as well as to support other components of our Monumental Women Campaign. In addition, we plan more statues to honor other valiant women as well as an extensive Women’s History Education Campaign to highlight the contributions of ALL women.  We need your help.

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WE ARE

Creating the first-ever statue honoring real women in the 165-year history of New York City’s Central Park

Writing all women back into the historical record through an inclusive education campaign in partnerships with museums and libraries

Challenging U.S. municipalities to recognize and honor the contributions of all women and people of color with tributes in their public spaces

A Polish king. A Venezuelan military leader. A Prussian naturalist. Even a sled dog. Alice in Wonderland and Mother Goose have statues in Central Park as does Juliet (with Romeo). 

Statues of men in Central Park

There are many allegorical figures, nymphs, and angels, but no real women.

Get ready – Monumental Change Is Coming!

Here come the women.  We will soon show the world that New York celebrates Monumental Women and that Women’s Equality matters to all of us.

New York Life Insurance Company

The Statue Fund has successfully raised the full $500,000 match for the Challenge Grant from New York Life. Thanks to New York Life and all our supporters who made this wonderful achievement possible. 

Your generosity brings us close to reaching our total $1.5 million project budget goal.  As you know, The Statue Fund is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit group and registered charity.  All contributions are tax deductible.  We welcome and are grateful for your contributions.

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