I’m writing a post about puppies. I don’t particularly LIKE puppies. They bite and chew and whine. Just like babies. But then babies grow up to be beautiful children. Puppies grow up to be, well, DOGS.
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Tell Ohio to put a woman in Statuary Hall! You all remember Lynette Long and her tireless efforts to expose the Fraudster’s caucus dirty tricks, right? She has a newish blog and Facebook group called Put A Woman in Statuary Hall. Statuary Hall is the beautiful gallery in the Capitol in which each of the 50 (not 57!) states has niches for two of its great native sons. There are hardly ANY native daughters featured, only 9 to be exact. That makes the Hall 91% men and 9% women. Shabby.
Ohio will soon be swapping out one of its two statues and needs a replacement. Lobby Ohio’s leaders to honor one of Ohio’s many illustrious native women. Long is supporting Catherine Beecher. I feel pretty warm towards Annie Oakley (yes, partly because obama snubbed both Hillary AND Annie when he dismissively referred to one as a silly imitation of the other, but mostly just because Annie Oakley was such a straight-up BadAss.) But I digress. Any of the possible women Long mentions would be excellent.
Please use Lynette Long’s instructions or follow mine below, and send an email, fax, or snail-mail letter to these Ohioans today!
Copy and paste these emails into the BCC line of your email: firstname.lastname@example.org, SD02@senate.state.oh.us, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, SD11@mail.sen.state.oh.us, Gillmor SD26@senate.state.oh.us
Lynette says, “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.”
Copy and paste this email, or edit as you see fit, or write your own!
Dear Sen. Wagoner,
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.
We urge you to choose to honor one of Ohio’s illustrious native women, such as Catherine Beecher or Annie Oakley, when you replace the statue of Governor Allen.
Thank you for your consideration.Sincerely Your Name Puma PAC Member http://pumapac.org