The American singer and songwriter Dolly Parton is reaching out to the lawmakers of the state of Tennesse with regard to the plans of her statue. The reason for her meeting them is to withdraw a bill according to which her statue was to get erected on the grounds of Nashville, the state capital.
Dolly Parton gave a statement with regard to the issue. She said that it felt wrong to give approval to the bill. She added that considering whatever was going on everywhere, erecting her statue was not the best decision as of now. This statement came from her this Thursday.
Dolly Parton, A Philanthropist
The introduction of the bill was done by John Marke. He is a representative of the state who belongs to the Democratic party. It was done so in the month of January. The driving force behind the bill was to honour the contributions of Dolly Parton towards her state.
The 75-year-old Parton is not just an entertainment personality. Over the years she has very well managed to earn the title of an active philanthropist as well. Her work towards the benefit of humanity includes the Imagination Library. This was founded by her in order to bring about an improvement in child literacy. The library does the job of mailing books around the world to those below 5 years old.
Dolly Parton has also donated1million USD to Vanderbilt University. This fund has provided strong financial aid towards the development of one of the vaccines of coronavirus, the Moderna vaccine. Along with this, people recently celebrated her racial justice advocacy in Nashville. In the statement that Dolly Parton gave on Thursday, she went on to express her gratitude towards the legislative body.