By now you all know that Meryl Streep is the cover star for Vogue’s January issue. You probably know she’s also starring in a new movie as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady”. But what you might not know is that Meryl Streep has taken on the role of campaigning for a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. Streep was asked to sit for a cover shoot for Vogue and she requested only that she be able to use this platform to discuss her work with the NWHM in actioning the preservation of women’s history in America. There is one portrait in the January issue that has us all talking as Streep managed to round up some of the most influential women in our country to sit for a portrait together. This included NWHM president Joan Wages, Madeleine Albright, Senator Susan Collins, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Barbara Bush, Representative Carolyn Maloney, Patricia Nixon Cox, Dr. Maya Angelou, Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Streep herself.
Ladies, we mention this today so that you’ll all take an active role in supporting the NWHM. They definitely need our help as a long road lies ahead of approval and funding, etc. etc. The National Women’s History Museum will have to raise $150 million in funding to build the museum privately and every dollar counts. To read more about supporting the cause visit nwhm.org and get involved!
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