As reported by Chair of the 2020 Committee FAGG George P. Garmany Jr., MD during Congress 2017:
"A huge amount of our committee’s effort has been related to obtaining approval for a US commemorative coin, an effort that is still underway. Jane Schleinzer of the Illinois Society spearheaded an effort for the 2015-16 U.S. Congressional Session. Bills were filed by Rep. Bill Foster of Illinois and Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota. Many of you wrote letters or emails to your members of Congress in support of them. In my earlier report you saw a photo of the entire group that went to Washington at their own expense to lobby on Capitol Hill. Here is a close-up, and you can see how hot it was on Flag Day, 2016. With the help of a lobbying firm, we were making reasonable progress obtaining co-sponsors for those bills until competing bills were filed, effectively killing ours. Our effort expired with the conclusion of the last Congress at the end of 2016. We are working vigorously with Massachusetts members of Congress to file new (and improved!) bills for this Congressional session. This is turning out to be a longer effort than anyone would have predicted early this year."
Click here to read the new sponsored bill introduced at the end of 2017, H.R.4539 - Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2017.
During GBOA 2018, Governor General George Garmany introduced special guest Congressman Bill Foster, Representative of the 11th District of Illinois,. Congressman Foster is shepherding GSMD’s coin bill through Congress and told our group he is confident that we will have a coin! Contact your state representatives and show your support for the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act of 2017!