Viral campaign asks President Obama to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill


The nonprofit organization Women on 20s voted on who should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, and it’s petitioning President Barack Obama to make the dream a reality.

According to the organization’s website, more than 600,000 people voted in the online poll. After 10 weeks, Harriet Tubman was selected from a pool of 15 female American historical figures as the person to replace Jackson. The organization argues that the lack of women figures on the United States’ money is a sign of the gender inequality still present in American society. It chose Andrew Jackson as the person to replace because he opposed the concept of paper money and because the organization is opposed to the Indian Removal Act he instituted while president.

Women on 20s released a video announcing Tubman as the winner and inviting people to participate in the #DearMrPresident campaign. The social media campaign encourages people to let the president know of their desire to put a woman on the paper money and hopes to see its goal reached by 2020.

Which great American woman do you think should be featured on the paper currency? If you don’t see your favorite, select “other” and write in your choice.

Who should be on the $20 bill?
Harriet Tubman: Underground Railroad conductor
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady and UN delegate
Rosa Parks: Civil rights advocate
Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation
Phil Konstantin
(Phil Konstantin)
Alice Paul: Women's rights advocate and leader of the National Women's Party
Betty Friedan: "First Feminist" and founder of the National Organization for Women 
Clara Barton: American Red Cross founder
Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and civil rights advocate 
Susan B. Anthony: Abolitionist and women's rights activist 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's rights activist
Keep Andrew Jackson
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