What Woman Would You Like To See on The $20 Bill?
Women on 20s is an organization focused on replacing good ol’ Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with an American woman hero. This initiative is just in time for 2020’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment so famously backed by notable American women fighting for our right to vote. The ladies at Women on 20s said, “We believe this simple, symbolic and long-overdue change could be an important stepping stone for other initiatives promoting gender equality. Our money does say something about us, about what we value.”
The potential candidates have been narrowed down to 15, including:
- Eleanor Roosevelt: First lady and civil & women’s rights advocate
- Harriet Tubman: Underground Railroad conductor
- Susan B. Anthony: Abolition & suffrage movements leader
- Rosa Parks: First lady of civil rights
Andrew Jackson is the current face of the twenty dollar bill. He was the seventh president, established the state of Tennessee, founded the Democratic Party, and implemented the Indian Removal Act of 1830 which lead to a horrible genocide. Not to discount Jackson, but his list of accomplishments pale in comparison to these women.
I am sure we can all remember learning about these women in school. However, outside of that they do not have a presence in American culture. Women on 20s’ goal to feature a woman on the $20 bill will promote respect and pride for the amazing women of our history.
I am a born and raised California girl who grew up in Los Angeles. After graduating with my Bachelor’s degree in sunny San Diego, I planted roots with my new husband and French Bulldog puppy. I hold a Master’s in Education and have spent a majority of my professional career in Higher Education. I enjoy traveling, learning, cooking, wine, Pilates, attending concerts and reading for both my book clubs.
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