Women nominees to “campaign” for Ohio spot in Statuary Hall

Contributed BY: Dr. Lynette Long

Article on us in Dayton Daily News – comments needed!

http://www.daytondailynews.com/o/content/shared-gen/blogs/dayton/ohiopolitics/entries/2010/03/16/women_nominees_to_campaign_for.html

By William Hershey | Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 02:18 PM

The three women finalists for an Ohio statue in Statuary Hall in the Capitol in Washington, D.C., will do some campaigning on Saturday, March 20, in Columbus.

Actually, it will be three actors representing the women- Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, suffragist Harriet Taylor Upton and astronaut Judith Resnik, who died in the Challenger explosion.

They’ll be at the Ohio Historical Center, 1982 Velma Ave. in Columbus, from noon until 3 p.m. The center is one of 36 spots around the state where Ohioans will be able to vote for their candidate from Saturday through June 12. Ohioans also will be able to vote by downloading a ballot.

Saturday’s campaigning is sponsored by Equal Visibility Everywhere, a new not-for-profit group “dedicated to achieving gender parity in the symbols and icons of the United States,” according to the group’s Web page.

The campaign is Ohio is the group’s “first hot project,” the Web page said. Women represent just nine of the current 100 statues in Statuary Hall, a press release said.

The new statue will replace Gov. William Allen. The other seven finalists are: the Wright brothers from Dayton; inventor Thomas Edison; former U.S. Rep. William McCulloch of Piqua; Olympic athlete Jesse Owens; President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant; abolitionist James M. Ashley and Albert Sabin, who developed the oral vaccine to prevent polio.

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2 Responses

  1. This is typical. Rather than campaign for the right person you campaign for your cause which is to advance women at the expense of men. Typical woman. Typical dumbocrat.

  2. Take a hike!You are a typical asshole!

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