From the LCI website:
In recognition of our 100th Anniversary in 2017, LCI is leading efforts to mint 400,000 silver dollars. This is the first step to commemorate our centennial – while raising millions to support our global mission areas for the visually impaired, disabled, youth and those affected by disaster. Lions from all over the globe are exploring similar commemorative campaigns locally.
In June, the “Lions Clubs International Century of Service Commemorative Coin Act,” S. 1299/H.R. 2139, was introduced in the U.S. Congress by Senator Jerry Moran, a Lion, and Congressman Peter Roskam thanks to Sandy Spring Lions Club, District 22-C, who formally proposed this opportunity to publicize our accomplishments and raise funds for the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
In order to pass this legislation, 290 co-sponsors in the U.S. House and 67 co-sponsors in the U.S. Senate need to sign on to this bill. As of this writing, less than 25 co-sponsors in the House and only 10 in the Senate are needed to pass the bill. Find out if your Congressional representatives have signed on at the State Progress page on the LCI website.
Editor’s note: As of this writing, while over 50% of the Texas Congressional delegation to the US House of Representatives have signed on to this bill (see full list of House sponsors), neither of our Texas Senators has. LCI’s Action Center has all the information you need to reach out in support of this bill.