Harriet Tubman May Become the New Face of the $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman May Be the New Face of the $20 Bill

Your wallet may soon be getting more #GirlPower added to it.

A grassroots campaign is attempting to persuade President Barack Obama to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with female abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.

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Reuters reports that more than 118,000 of the 609,000 people surveyed for the “Women on 20s” petition picked Tubman first, followed by Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Wilma Mankiller, and Cherokee Nation.

Tubman, an escaped slave, was the “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, which helped lead slaves to freedom in the 1850s. She also worked as a spy and a nurse for the Union Army during the Civil War.

The "Women on 20s" supporters are very adamant about the change happening in a timely fashion. “Our work won’t be done until we’re holding a Harriet $20 bill in our hands in time for the cententiall of women’s suffrage in 2020,” Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the group said. The organization is taking swift action in urging treasury to authorize the redesign before the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote, in 2020.

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If passed, the bill would be the first of its kind featuring a famous woman in U.S. history.