The South Larimer Discussion Group includes members and discussion topics pertinent to our neighborhood: municipalities of Loveland, Berthoud and Johnstown as well as the communities of Masonville, Campion and Drake.
Help Needed on Suffragette Project
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote, Jane DeDecker, a Loveland artist, has designed a sculpture of suffragettes. Jane is now raising funds in order to complete the “Every Word We Utter Monument” and have the monument placed in the Washington, D.C. National Mall in August of 2020.
Our own LWV-Larimer County is supporting this project in a number of ways. We are helping to publicize it. We are supporting Congressman Joe Neguse’s bill (116th Congress, HR 473) to allow this statue to be placed in the Mall. Further, since no federal funds may be used to pay for this monument, we are looking at ways to help raise the $1 million needed to make the statue a reality.
As one of our first activities, the League has offered to help host an Open House at Jane’s Studio,1503 W. 8th Street in Loveland from 1 – 3 p.m. on March 30, 2019. Presentations are planned for 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
As chairperson for a supportive committee, Carol Rush encourages fellow Leaguers to volunteer to help guests find parking, provide refreshments and more at this Open House. If you are interested in advocating for this worthy cause, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 970-667-5077.
Carol is hoping that you may help with this event, participate in future planning to publicize the women’s right to vote anniversary in 2020 and help finance the DeDecker project.