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.