(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Earlier this week, former First Lady Melania Trump said she would be joining the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation.
Trump said she would be serving as an honorary chair of the organization. Joining her in that role will be former First Ladies Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush and Rosalynn Carter, along with current First Lady Jill Biden.
In making the announcement, Trump took to Twitter to share her excitement about the role and how honored she was to receive it. She tweeted:
“I am honored to join @WomensMonument and serve as an Honorary Chair of the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation to help secure a monument on the National Mall of enduring inspiration for women and future female leaders.”
In its own social media post, the foundation wrote:
“The Foundation is one of only two organizations to hold the extraordinary distinction of being chaired by all six living First Ladies.”
The foundation began back in 2018. Two years later, Congress passed Public Law 116-217. That decree allowed for the Every Word We Utter Monument to be created, and put the oversight of it in the hands of the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation.
The law says that the monument will be located in Washington, D.C., on land owned by the federal government. It will “commemorate the women’s suffrage movement and the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.”
The monument is set to fill a need and gap in the country. According to the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation, less than 5% of all outdoor monuments in America tell the stories of women.
In a recent press release, Anna Laymon, who serves as the executive director of the foundation, said:
“Every little girl who visits our Nation’s Capital is led to believe that she has had no rule in building our democracy.”
Trump further commented on her being named as an honorary co-chair, saying:
“It was a privilege to join President Trump in the Oval Office when he signed the legislation authorizing this vital and overdue monument and to lead the 19th Amendment Project, which called on young Americans to celebrate 100 years of Women’s Suffrage through artwork. I am honored to support the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation to secure a monument of enduring inspiration for women and future female leaders.”
According to the foundation, the honorary co-chairs will be tasked with spearheading “the Foundation’s efforts to ensure that the 36 million people who visit our National Mall each year experience a deeper and more inclusive American story.”
The foundation is working with other committees on a national level, as well as the National Park Service, to fund, design and then place the monument once it has been created. As of now, the summer of 2027 is when the Women’s Suffrage National Monument is scheduled for its unveiling.