There’s a new campaign, Women on 20s, that seeks to get the face of a notable woman on the $20 bill, replacing Andrew Jackson. The suggestions (sample above) range from Rosa Parks to Eleanor Roosevelt.
“It’s our mission to generate an overwhelming people’s mandate for a new $20 bill, to be issued in time for the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote,” says the campaign page.
Barbara Ortiz Howard founded the campaign and her executive director and campaign strategist is an award-winning journalist, Susan Ades Stone, who has worked with CNN, the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and The World Science Festival.
There are those who object to the seventh president being on the $20 bill because he played a role in the decimation of the Native American people.
“A supporter of states’ rights and slavery’s extension into the new western territories, he opposed the Whig Party and Congress on polarizing issues such as the Bank of the United States. For some, his legacy is tarnished by his role in the forced relocation of Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi,” says The History Channel.
President Obama has said he thinks it would be a good idea. Another reason to like him. And you can go to the campaign website to vote for one of the women if you think so too. If you need more incentive, here’s another video.