There’s a new push to have a woman on the face of the $20 bill, and this one is getting some serious traction.
A non-profit campaign called “Women on 20s” plans to ask the U.S. government to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with one of 15 significant women in the nation’s history, according to ABC News. The 15 women have been narrowed down to just four by now. The campaign is currently in its final voting process, which will decide which woman will be included on the bill they will deliver before congress.
After 256,000 voters cast their ballots across the past five weeks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks were voted as finalist candidates. Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller was added as the fourth finalist after many asked to include a Native American candidate.
“Women on 20s” hopes to have the bill approved by 2020, the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. The group says they’re getting the ball rolling now since it can take several years for any bill to pass.
The campaign asks voters to spread the word of the campaign by posting a selfie with a $20, and tagging friends with the hashtag #WomenOn20s.