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Wanted: Woman to Replace Andrew Jackson on $20 Bill

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 08:27 PM

A campaign is underway to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman.

The nonprofit group, Women on $20s,  has a list of possible candidates and is currently soliciting votes to narrow the field.

The list includes early women's rights activists Susan B. Anthony — who made it onto a dollar coin briefly Alice Paul, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; civil rights icon Rosa Parks; anti-slavery activists Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman; three members of Congress, Patsy Mink, Shirley Chisholm, and Barbara Jordan; Frances Perkins, the first woman in the U.S. Cabinet; Red Cross founder Clara Barton; former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt; birth control activist Margaret Sanger, environmentalist Rachel Carson, and feminist Betty Friedan.

Women on $20s executive director Susan Ades Stone tells The Washington Post the group collected about 8,000 votes in the past 60 hours, adding she's "sort of surprised at the lack of opposition" to the campaign.

"We wanna be the hashtag that says #sorryAndrew," she says.

After one round of voting, the group will narrow the list to three for a final vote, and then petition the White House to consider its eventual choice.

President Barack Obama has already said putting a woman on currency is "a pretty good idea," Vox reports.

The only woman on a currently circulating piece of U.S. currency is Sacagawea, on the dollar coin; the Mint lists two other coins depicting women: Helen Keller is on the reverse side of the 2003 Alabama quarter, and Susan B. Anthony was on the dollar coin until 1981, The Post notes.

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A campaign is underway to kick Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. The nonprofit group, Women on $20s, has a list of possible candidates and is currently soliciting votes to narrow the field. The list includes early women's rights activistsSusan...
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