​Rep. Maloney Joins Elected Officials and Activists to Unveil Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument in Central Park

Aug 26, 2020
Press Release

Group of women in front of the new Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument in Central Park

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined the Monumental Women organization, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and other women’s rights activists for the unveiling of the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument on Central Park’s Literary Walk. The monument of Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton is the first statue in Central Park depicting non-fictional female figures. The Congresswoman issued the following following statement to commemorate the historic day,

“I am honored to stand here today in Central Park on Women’s Equality Day as three trailblazing women will be forever cemented into the fabric of our city. Women’s equality starts with representation. While the path towards equality is a long one, we cannot forget the women whose shoulders we stand on; Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the countless others who risked their lives, protested, and were arrested all for gender equity. This statue serves as a constant reminder for all of us to continue the fight.”

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