On Monday, Sept. 21, Bob Hebert, Republican endorsed candidate for the 111th General Assembly District (Ridgefield), penned a letter to The Honorable Ned Lamont, requesting Alice Paul be considered as part of his call to erect statues in Hartford to \u201chonor the innovative and diverse heroes that made history by sparking real change.\u201d Hebert wrote, \u201cI am proud to recommend Alice Paul. Alice was an American suffragist, feminist, and women\u2019s rights activist, and one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.\u201d Alice Paul was a Ridgefield resident for over 30 years. Hebert continued, \u201cAs a national leader of the effort to gain women\u2019s suffrage with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and as a founder of the National Women\u2019s Party, Alice dedicated her life\u2019s work to one issue: equality for women. Even after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United Sates\u2019 Constitution, Alice continued her relentless advocacy for women\u2019s rights. As a Ridgefield resident near the end of her life, Alice fought valiantly for women\u2019s suffrage and her vision of full equality under the law. Alice was inducted into the Connecticut Women\u2019s Hall of Fame in 1994.\u201d \u201cMy hope is you will give favorable consideration to honor Alice Paul with a statue in the state capitol in Hartford,\u201d said Hebert.