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Marsha Blackburn Report: Closing The Digital Divide

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Over the past several months, our lives have taken a remarkably virtual turn.

A high-speed internet connection is now a necessity: offices have shifted to working from home, health care is delivered over video chat, and storefronts have been replaced by virtual marketplaces.

But the reality is millions of rural Americans lack a reliable broadband connection, putting them at an economic disadvantage. 

We must close the digital divide, which is why I pushed for Congress to include funding for broadband in our response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Honoring 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – One hundred years ago, Tennessee became the “Perfect 36th” state when it ratified the 19th Amendment. It took over 70 years of tireless efforts by generations of suffragists to enfranchise American women under the United States Constitution. 

To honor this anniversary, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and I assembled a special project for the Smithsonian. We recruited 22 of our female colleagues to write essays about what the centennial means to them, the challenges they faced on their paths to the U.S. Senate, and their hopes for our future. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump celebrate 100 years of Women’s Voting Rights

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – One hundred years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting American women the right to vote.
 
President Donald Trump: “A monumental victory” for equality and justice!
 
The President and First Lady Melania Trump honored the occasion at the White House this morning, where President Trump signed an official Proclamation on the anniversary. It reads, in part:

President Donald Trump signs a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (White House)

President Donald Trump signs a Proclamation on the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (White House)

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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn Honors 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

 

U.S. SenateNashville, TN – One hundred years ago today, Tennessee became the “Perfect 36th” state to ratify the 19th Amendment. This achievement fulfilled more than 70 years of tireless efforts by suffragists to enfranchise American women under the United States Constitution.

To honor this historic anniversary, Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) assembled a special project for the Smithsonian: the pair recruited 22 of their female colleagues to write essays about what the centennial means to them and the challenges they faced on their path to the U.S. Senate.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Customs House Museum and Cultural Center celebrates Women’s Suffrage, Twenty Years of Cumberland Furniture Guild

 

Customs House Museum & Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – August has been a month of exciting change exhibit-wise at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Two new, highly anticipated exhibitions are now up for the public to visit: The Power of Women: Celebrating the Suffrage Movement and Practice Makes Perfect: Twenty Years of the Cumberland Furniture Guild.

This month the country will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, and Clarksville has plenty of history to share on the subject.

Practice Makes Perfect: Twenty Years of the Cumberland Furniture Guild

Practice Makes Perfect: Twenty Years of the Cumberland Furniture Guild

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Clarksville Community Network Video Series adds to Suffrage Celebration

 

19th Amendment programming begins airing Saturday on Clarksville Community Network

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – A series of local videos about women’s suffrage has been produced to help Clarksville celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which extended the right to vote to women throughout America.

“Tennessee Triumph”

“Tennessee Triumph”

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Montgomery County Community urged to ring bells at noon August 18th

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts want bells to ring out at noon in celebration of women’s voting rights.

The mayors have jointly proclaimed August 18th as “Tennessee Women’s Suffrage Centennial Day” in Clarksville and Montgomery County and request that churches and community members join in by ringing their bells to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tennessee General Assembly’s historic ratification of the 19th Amendment.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

(L to R) Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Votes for Women

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Silicon Valley has turned into the wild west, and big tech companies are abusing Americans’ personal data; but if the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going to be the cop on the beat protecting privacy, it needs the tools to do so.

At this week’s Senate Commerce hearing, I asked Chairman Joseph Simons of the FTC to provide an update on new restrictions that will require Facebook to restructure its approach to consumer privacy.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Reopening Our Country

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Tennesseans want us to incentivize folks to safely return to work. I’ve also been hearing from business owners concerned that people are not returning to work. This is why I joined Senator Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act to help relieve business owners of some of the financial burden associated with creating a safe work environment.

As I write this, billions of dollars from previous coronavirus relief packages sit unspent. We must ensure that any additional coronavirus relief is targeted, and has both the guardrails and flexibility necessary to prevent waste, fraud and abuse. 

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander says Hermitage Hotel Designation As National Historic Landmark Will Help Students Learn About Women’s Suffrage Movement

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)  said that designating Nashville’s Hermitage Hotel as the Trump Administration’s first National Historic Landmark is “a fitting tribute to Tennessee’s decisive role in giving women the right to vote.”

“The Trump Administration’s decision to designate this National Historic Landmark cements the hotel’s legacy as one of the most prominent sites in the suffrage movement,” Senator Alexander said. “In the summer of 1920, the Hermitage Hotel was movement headquarters as suffragists persuaded legislators to make Tennessee the 36th and final state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, securing the right of women to vote nationwide.”

Historic Hermitage Hotel was movement headquarters when Tennessee became final state required to ratify the 19th Amendment.

Historic Hermitage Hotel was movement headquarters when Tennessee became final state required to ratify the 19th Amendment.

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