Harriet Tubman Could Be The Next Face Of the $20 Bill

Lillian Boyd
Wouldn't be great if the $20 bill had the face of a courageous, life-saving abolitionist instead of a pro-genocide president?

New Hampshire Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced the Women on 20s campaign to replace Andrew Jackson from American currency with a woman. The website had a survey for the female replacement, doubling as a petition. 

The survey's finalists were narrowed down to Wilma Mankiller, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman. After 600,000 votes, the public chose Harriett Tubman to be the new face of the 20. 

The campaign is now asking people to participate in a virtual march to the White House by hashtagging #DearMrPresident in messages of support.

"Our paper bills are like pocket monuments to great figures in our history. . . Our work won't be done until we're holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the centennial of women's suffrage in 2020," said Women On 20s Executive Director Susan Ades Stone. 

Harriett Tubman received 33.6 % of the vote, beating First Lady Eleanor Roosevent by 7,000 votes. 

Time reported that petitions were delivered May 12 to the White House Council on Women and Girls and to the office of U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. 

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