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house Bill H.R. 1773

Should ‘Rosie the Riveter’ Receive a Congressional Gold Medal in Recognition of Women’s Contributions to the Workforce During WWII?

Argument in favor

Rosie the Riveter represents women’s important contributions to the workforce during World War II. This symbol of women’s empowerment and their vital role in the U.S. war effort deserves recognition with a Congressional Gold Medal and commemoration with collectible duplicate coins.

jimK's Opinion
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11/14/2019
Recognizing citizens for their role in dedicated and, at that time, unusual service to our country is a valid thing to do; a governmental recognition of the patriotic, selfless and life changing service of women to support the common good. It is a welcome recognition of their patriotic contribution to the future of our country and a reminder to all of our citizens of the value of our patriotic duties. It is an affirmation of women’s contribution to our society. Who knows, it may actually trigger, finally, a long overdue ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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OlderNWiser's Opinion
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11/15/2019
Yes, and the contributions of Black women must be honored.
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Keith's Opinion
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11/13/2019
On the one hand, Rosie the Riveter represents the contributions that women made to the workforce during WWII. But on the other, she is a reminder of white privilege. Because women of color had been working for many decades before this. So while this medal is a symbol of the advancement of gender equality in the workforce, it should also serve to remind us all that we have work to do regarding gender equality for people of color as well.
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Argument opposed

Rosie the Riveter’s profile is already high enough, and similarly, women’s important role in World War II is already recognized. There’s no need for an expensive Congressional Gold Medal — the costs of which the Mint may or may not recoup — to recognize Rosie the Riveter and women’s role in WWII.

Martha's Opinion
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11/17/2019
J....S CH....T!!!! Stop fooling around with unsubstantive things in Congress -- PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, and other needed legislation, like infrastructure bills, gun control, a sane, common sense immigration law, that recognizes children brought to the U.S. by their parents, ETC ETC ETC.
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James's Opinion
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11/14/2019
That’s expensive as a lot of women were Rosie The Riveter and Long in the grave! Send my Mom’s gold medal to me! And my Grandmother as she worked at Harley Davidson furring WWII and HD made then and still does make motorcycles for the Military! Ok! Rosie the Riveter is a cartoon pic of millions of women that stepped into men’s jobs during The War! So tell all the Socialist Lefties that those of us that had mothers and grandmothers working during The War that we all want expensive Gold medals! The Fed Gov already has my address so they can just ship it! Thanks👍🇺🇸🍺💯😇
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Joan's Opinion
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11/14/2019
It would be better for the country if congress got real work to vote on and pass real solutions.
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    Recognizing citizens for their role in dedicated and, at that time, unusual service to our country is a valid thing to do; a governmental recognition of the patriotic, selfless and life changing service of women to support the common good. It is a welcome recognition of their patriotic contribution to the future of our country and a reminder to all of our citizens of the value of our patriotic duties. It is an affirmation of women’s contribution to our society. Who knows, it may actually trigger, finally, a long overdue ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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    J....S CH....T!!!! Stop fooling around with unsubstantive things in Congress -- PASS THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT, and other needed legislation, like infrastructure bills, gun control, a sane, common sense immigration law, that recognizes children brought to the U.S. by their parents, ETC ETC ETC.
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    Yes, and the contributions of Black women must be honored.
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    On the one hand, Rosie the Riveter represents the contributions that women made to the workforce during WWII. But on the other, she is a reminder of white privilege. Because women of color had been working for many decades before this. So while this medal is a symbol of the advancement of gender equality in the workforce, it should also serve to remind us all that we have work to do regarding gender equality for people of color as well.
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    I met the remaining rosies on my trip to Normandy and its 75 anniversary. They are proud and should be considered national treasures. Their legacy Should be taught and celebrated
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    Women were invaluable during the war effort, and yet they're still not paid or treated equally. This is a good idea, but I think all women would rather equal rights and equal treatment in the workplace.
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    They should also be given posthumously.
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    The contribution that American women made during world war 2 changed women and families and the way women moved into the twentieth century for now and for ever!
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    It’s important to make aware of the sacrifices and hardships that females on the home front endured during World War II!
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    I wish my mom, who went to work in a factory during WWII, could have lived to see this proposal. Passage of this bill would be a marvelous tribute to all the women who worked and made sacrifices during the war. Vote yes!
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    It would be nice for women to be recognized. It would be even better if we had equality in areas of income and jobs.
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    What took so long? Oh yeah, the women thingy.
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    Of course! She encouraged women to fight against the tyrants during WWII and contributed heavily during this massive war.
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    That’s cool! Rosie the Riveter medals for women’s service. What would be even better: Equal Pay For Equal Work!
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    These women help win the war
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    I agree
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    She’s an international icon and deserves a medal, unlike Trump’s giving it to his big campaign donor that simply inherited her billions.
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    Could not have defeated the Nazis without them.
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    If it wasn’t for women doing the same jobs as men did when they went to war, where would this country be!!! Women along with those That fought, won the war working in those manufacturing jobs to supply the military!
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    She did the job that men had always done. The men were sent to war. Rosie showed the world that women can do the same work as men. This was allowed. However, women have never received equal pay for doing the same job. We need to work on the pay equality next. Give Rosie the Medal of Honor.
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