Melania Trump Backs Bill Commemorating The Women’s Suffrage Movement

Marc Nozell from Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former First Lady Melania Trump has expressed her support for a bill that would allow the construction of a monument on the National Mall commemorating the suffrage movement.

In a tweet, Trump stated that it is great to see bipartisan legislation that is focused on helping ensure that the monument on the National Mall is placed so that the stories of these women can be shared with the American public. Since Trump’s departure from the White House, the former first lady has generally chosen to stay away from the public gaze.

Since 2021, Trump has made very few public appearances and has not given many interviews. The most engagement usually comes from Twitter when she posts about holidays and promotes her charity work. In October, she tweeted about the Monument Movement stating that she would be serving “as an Honorary Chair of the Women’s Suffrage National Monument Foundation.”

The bipartisan group that is bringing forth the bill to ensure that the bill gets signed, includes First Ladies Dr. Jill Biden, Trump, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter.

The “Women’s Suffrage National Monument Location Act,” or H.R. 1318, was originally introduced to the House by Reps. Joe Neguse, D-Colo., and Debbie Lesko, R-Alaska. This timing is meant to correspond with the start of Women’s History Month.

There is also a Senate version of this bill which was brought forth last year by Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc.

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