Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100,000 to Improve Women’s Rights National Historic Park

Apr 22, 2009

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $105,000 to make critical improvements to Women’s Rights National Historic Park. The funds will support job creation and provide critical improvements to the historic site, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year.

“This funding will help the Women’s Right’s National Historic Park pay tribute to the brave women who fought to secure equal rights for women,” said Schumer. “By memorializing their lives here in the Rochester Finger Lakes area we are preserving an important piece of our national history and ensuring that the Suffragists’ legacy will serve to educate future generations for years to come.”

“This is great news for Women’s Rights National Historic Park,” Senator Gillibrand said.  “As New Yorkers, we cherish our parks and historic sites.  These funds will go a long way in making the improvements our parks need, while supporting our economic recovery. I pledge to continue working with Senator Schumer and the entire New York Delegation to make sure New York gets its fair share of federal dollars.”

Women’s Rights National Historic Park will receive $105,000 to help improve energy efficiency by installing energy-saving lighting throughout the historic site.

The funding for Women’s Rights National Historic Park is part of a $750 million investment in parks across the country to support job creation and help enhance the experience for visitors, while conserving our nation’s heritage and history for future generations.

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand are strong supporters of President Obama’s economic plan. The investment will help create or save more than 200,000 jobs in New York, while laying the foundation of future economic growth with critical investments in infrastructure, renewable energy, health care technology and education.
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