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Begin forwarded message:From: "Liz Carpenter"
Date: January 31, 2007 11:10:18 AM EST  

To: dmh@dianamarahenry.com

What a good idea for stamps. Let me know how I can be helpful.
Love Liz__________

March 20, 2010: Liz Carpenter is deceased. When we talked about this project, she told me: "I want to be on a stamp!" Now we can include her in our hall of fame and lobby for her to be honored by the USPS.

Photograph of her by Diana Mara Henry

for the stamp series below, and more on the Spotlight and its home page.

We are proud to announce our Member of Congress

Representative Richard E. Neal charter support:

"These brave women led the way to forge social change, promoted environmentalism, equality, civil rights, as well as influenced public discourse and policy on war and peace. Our nation benefited a great deal from their efforts and it is time that we pay tribute with a commemorative United States stamp."  (Complete statement here)

More Congressional support statements here.

_______________Since Diana Mara Henry started this campaign in 2006, a couple of these women have been granted their own postage stamp._______

Women leaders of the 1970's


Liz Carpenter, 1920-2010

Photograph of Liz Carpenter by Diana Mara Henry

for the USPS stamp. See other historic photographs of Liz Carpenter on Spotlight.

Do you like the USPS stamp, below?

Shirley Chisolm
First African-American Member,

US House of Representatives,

first African-American woman

candidate for President,1972



Bella Abzug

Member, US House

of Representatives

Chair, President's

Commission on IWY

Coretta Scott King
Civil Rights activist

Betty Friedan

Author of

The Feminine Mystique

First President, National

Organization for Women

Ms. Lillian Carter

Peace Corps Volunteer

in India. At the time

of her service,

she was 68 years old.

Patsy Mink

Senator from Hawaii,

First woman of color

to serve in Congress

C. Delores Tucker

first female African-American

Secretary of State in the U.S.

Ann Richards

Governor, Texas

Mary Crisp

Republican advocate

for the ERA and NARAL

Barbara Jordan


USPS stamp, below

President Bill Clinton's

Proclamation of

Women's History Month

March, 1996

"The Jewish Women's Archive recently featured DIana Mara Henry among the 74 Jewish feminists in our online exhibit, "Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution," because of her significant contribution to history as a photographer of the Women's Movement. Her powerful photographs capture the strength, spirit and energy of women activists of the 1970s, a pivotal decade in American and women's history.

I heartily endorse MS. Henry's proposal and encourage you to approve the USPS stamp series..."

Gail Twersky Reimer, Executive Director.

Jewish Women's Archive

(See complete 3/12/2007 statement here.)

Other statements of support here

"Thank you for all your exciting and visionary work!"

Billie Luisi-Potts, Executive Director, National Women's Hall of Fame

"Without your commitment to photographing the work of the women's movement, the historic record would be spotty indeed. We're grateful to you for your significant contribution to our shared history as women..."

Mary Ruthsdotter, National Women's History Project

"I urge you to do whatever is possible in pursuing the stamp series proposed by the highly respected photographer Diana Mara Henry...."

Marilyn A. Dunn, Executive Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Librarian of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study

(See complete statement and article here.)

"These photos....serve as a reminder, through the images of the people involved, of what a significant period in women's history the Seventies were."

Keith Sikes, Director, The Valley Photographic Center

"As a feminist from the 1960s and '70s, I was delighted to read about your stamps program. I'm on a committee of the Veteran Feminists of America....

Best regards, Sonia Pressman Fuentes"
Web site: http://www.erraticimpact.com/fuentes




(sample letter, below)

Photos and Concept

Copyright © 2006 Diana Mara Henry

See the USPS brochure on creating new USp ostage stamps
Note:Only the deceased can appear on a US Postage Stamp .





Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St. Room 5013,Arlington, VA 22209-6432


Dear Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee Members,

This is a proposal for a new series:
Women of distinction: the 1970’s, photographed by Diana Mara Henry

The 1970's were a pivotal time in American History, a time when women, including President’s wives, mothers, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, actresses, grass roots activists, and even opponents of the women’s movement rose to prominence and catapulted the issue of women’s rights and roles into the forefront of public debate and public policy.

Betty Ford, Shirley Chisolm, Betty Friedan, Barbara Jordan, Gloria Steinem, Coretta Scott King, Bella Abzug, have all left an indelible mark on US History. Now that Rosa Parks has lain in state in the Capitol rotunda, it is time to celebrate the lives and achievements of the women who lead our country with a new vision of women’s rights and responsibilities.

Diana Mara Henry was the official photographer of the First National Women’s Conference, hired by the President’s Commission on International Women’s Year in 1977. Her photographs of these women have been published hundreds of times and form the image in our mind’s eye when we think of them all.

We hope you will consider, and approve, this glorious new series for the USPS.



If you send a letter to the USPS,

please be sure to send us   a copy!

   Stamp Series campaign

187 Prospect St, Newport, VT 05855

Thank you!

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