The U.S. $20 bill may be getting a face-lift by the beginning of the next decade, with the bust of Andrew Jackson possibly getting replaced by that of a woman.
CCTV America’s Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.
Online campaign advocates for a woman to be featured on $20 billCCTV America's Roee Ruttenberg filed this report from Washington.
U.S. dollar bills of all amounts feature all men, even though women make up about half of the population.
WomenOn20s.org is an online campaign where people can vote for the woman they’d like to see on the $20 bill.
Many people think all American bills feature former presidents. Of the 12 notes circulated, however, a quarter show former cabinet secretaries.
The actual quarter, the coin worth 25 cents, features America’s first president, George Washington.
The less-embraced dollar coin has featured two women: Susan B. Anthony, an advocate of women’s voting rights, and Sacagawea, a Native American who led explorers Lewis and Clark.
Those interested can vote online from the list of 15 women.
Meet the 15 candidates:
1. Alice Paul: American suffragist & women’s rights activist (1885 – 1977)
2. Betty Friedan: Author of “The Feminine Mystique” (1921 – 2006)
3. Shirley Chisholm: First African-American woman elected to Congress (1924 – 2005)
4. Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist & women’s rights activist (1797 – 1883)
5. Rachel Carson: Marine biologist & conservationist (1907 – 1964)
6. Rosa Parks: Civil rights activist (1913 – 2005)
7. Barbara Jordan: First southern, African-American woman elected to U.S. House of Representatives (1936 – 1996)
8. Margaret Sanger: Birth control activist (1879 – 1966)
9. Patsy Mink: First woman of color & first Asian-American woman elected to Congress (1927 – 2002)
10. Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross (1821 – 1912)
11. Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist & Union spy during the American Civil War (1822 – 1913)
12. Frances Perkins: Longest serving U.S. Secretary of Labor & first woman elected to U.S. Cabinet (1880 – 1965)
13. Eleanor Roosevelt: Longest serving First Lady of the United States (1884 – 1962)
14. Susan B. Anthony: Feminist, suffragist & social reformer (1820 – 1906)
15. Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Leader of early women’s rights movement (1815 – 1902)
Which woman would you like to see on the $20?
Having a difficult time deciding which of these influential U.S. women deserves her face on the $20? To make it a little easier for you, here’s a look at how each lady just might look on the U.S. $20 bill.
Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
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