CLARKE AND MALLIOTAKIS LEAD BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PLACE SHIRLEY CHISHOLM’S STATUE IN THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 24, 2022
Washington, D.C. — Today, First Vice-Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation directing the Joint Committee on the Library to obtain a statue of Shirley Chisholm for placement in the United States Capitol.
“We need to show our children’s generation that the progress of today did not appear by accident. It took passion and dedication. It took people who were unbought and unbossed,” said Rep. Clarke. “I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan legislation to honor the remarkable life, legacy, and limitless contributions of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with a tribute befitting her place in history.”
“Shirley Chisholm was a Brooklyn trailblazer and first African American woman elected to Congress who shattered glass ceilings and inspired generations of women to use their voices to create change in our political system,” said Rep. Malliotakis “A statue of her in the U.S. Capitol building would be a fitting way to honor her legacy and serve as a reminder for future leaders to be persistent and demand a seat at the table to benefit the communities they represent.”
Read the full bill text here.