Action Needed: Call Congress to Support Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Bill

The Congressional Gold Medal is the nation's highest civilian award and would be given to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden. These women are all NASA "Hidden Figures" whose roles as human "computers" helped to open outer space to astronauts in the early 1960s.
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Please write, email, or call your U.S. Congressperson and encourage them to co-sponsor H.R.6795 (the House version of the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act).

You can find your U.S. Congressperson by using SWE’s Legislative Action Center or using the house.gov representative finder. Please encourage them to co-sponsor H.R.6795!

The Congressional Gold Medal is the nation's highest civilian award and would be given to Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Christine Darden. These women are all NASA "Hidden Figures" whose roles as human "computers" helped to open outer space to astronauts in the early 1960s.

This recognition would highlight the importance of the contributions female engineers and mathematicians from diverse backgrounds have made to the frontiers of U.S. innovation and space exploration.

The House version of the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act introduced by Rep. Johnson has 34 cosponsors. SWE U.S. Senate counterpart (S. 3321) to this bill has been passed by the U.S. Senate and must be passed by the U.S. House of Representatives during this legislative session. Adding a significant number of cosponsors to H.R. 6795 would provide an incentive for House leadership to push the chamber to consider voting on the legislation. Once passed, this bi-partisan legislation would be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

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