Friday Poll: Should We Change the Plan to Put a Woman on the $10 Bill?


Make-moneyWhen a campaign to put women on the currency was revived this year, it probably seemed like another sisyphean effort to right the wrongs of selective history. But this time, the public effort came with its own media hero, NPR’s Steve Inskeep. As he made the rounds promoting his upcoming book, Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab, he argued for putting a woman on the $20 bill, a nice complement to an increasingly public campaign.

And the treasury listened. Sorta. Last month treasury secretary Jack Lew announced a woman was going to share space on the $10 bill with Alexander Hamilton. The $10 bill was chosen because it is next in line for a revamp.

Still, supporters weren’t too thrilled with the idea of Hamilton getting a backseat instead of none-too-popular Andrew Jackson. The latest person to question the decision was Hillary Clinton. during her interview with CNN Tuesday, when she said a woman should should “have her own bill.”

The Treasury is sticking with its decision, but still, we’re curious to see what you all think. Is it time to retire the debate or do believe Lew’s made a huge mistake? Vote below.