An exciting possibility exists and the 100th Anniversary Planning Committee of Illinois requests your help to bring it to fruition. Representative Barbara Lee of California’s 13th Congressional District submitted a bill, H.R. 5308 - Women's History and Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Quarter Dollar Coin Program Act, in March. This bill proposes a series of quarters, beginning in 2021, that would feature a 19th Amendment icon on one side. On the other side, a noteworthy woman, now deceased, would be highlighted. Each state and all of the territories would select one of its outstanding women to be honored in this series. This proposed program parallels the State Quarters Program that was so well received two decades ago and the current National Parks Quarters Program. It would be enticing for collectors. And what better way for our citizenry, whether young or old, to learn about the 19th Amendment and many famous women.
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