‘Women on 20s’ campaign wants Harriet Tubman on $20 bill
Not only do American women earn 78 cents on the dollar of what a man earns, but they’re also vastly underrepresented on U.S. currency.
A group of women launched a campaign to change that, with the goal of putting a woman’s face on U.S. dollar bills by 2020, the centennial of women’s suffrage. Yes, technically Susan B. Anthony (my namesake) is pictured on the $1 coin, but fewer than 800 million of those coins were minted before it fell out of favor. The Women on 20s campaign hopes to replace Andrew Jackson (who helped pass the Indian Removal Act of 1830) from the $20 bill in favor of an influential woman. (more…)