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Sen. Cynthia Lummis create a bill to name a Cheyenne Federal building after a Women’s Rights Pioneer

Bill proposes Federal building name change to a Women's Rights pioneer. Sen. Cynthia Lummis
Bill proposes Federal building name change to a Women's Rights pioneer. Sen. Cynthia Lummis(Valeria Fugate)
Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 6:24 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis, along with senators john Barrasso and Chris van Hollen, helped create a bill to name a Cheyenne federal building after women’s rights pioneer.

Louisa Swain was the first woman ever to vote in a U.S. election, and it happened on Sept. 6th, 1870, and Wyoming was the first government in the world to grant women the right to vote consecutively.

This happened 50 years before the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution.

A federal building on 21st and Carey is set to be re-named after this historical pioneer.

“Liberty should be afforded to all people, is something that is not only embedded in our state’s history going back to when it was a territory. But it was the very first thing that is acknowledged in Wyoming’s own state constitution,” said Lummis.

Lummis hopes once the bill gets passed in both houses, the building can be re-named during a Wyoming legislative session so that all legislators can join in.

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