_______________Since Diana Mara Henry started this campaign in 2006, a couple of these women have been granted their own postage stamp._______
Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
Dear Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee Members,
This is a proposal for a new series:
The 1970's were a pivotal time in American History, a time when women, including President’s wives, mothers, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, actresses, grass roots activists, and even opponents of the women’s movement rose to prominence and catapulted the issue of women’s rights and roles into the forefront of public debate and public policy.
Betty Ford, Shirley Chisolm, Betty Friedan, Barbara Jordan, Gloria Steinem, Coretta Scott King, Bella Abzug, have all left an indelible mark on US History. Now that Rosa Parks has lain in state in the Capitol rotunda, it is time to celebrate the lives and achievements of the women who lead our country with a new vision of women’s rights and responsibilities.
Diana Mara Henry was the official photographer of the First National Women’s Conference, hired by the President’s Commission on International Women’s Year in 1977. Her photographs of these women have been published hundreds of times and form the image in our mind’s eye when we think of them all.
We hope you will consider, and approve, this glorious new series for the USPS.
If you send a letter to the USPS,
please be sure to send us a copy!
Stamp Series campaign
187 Prospect St, Newport, VT 05855