Please Help Make American Women Visible
600,000 People Asked for a Woman on the $20
- What We Got Was A Major Downgrade
From National Women's History Project:
Earlier this year, our campaign to get a woman on paper money went viral. Hundreds of thousands of people like you took to the idea, and voted to choose Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Then, in June, the Treasury Department announced that it would be putting a woman on the $10 bill -- or rather, that a woman would share the $10 bill with Alexander Hamilton. This is not what hundreds of thousands of people asked for.
The $20 bill currently features the face of our seventh president Andrew Jackson, known more today for his disastrous mistreatment of native Americans and active role in slave trading than for any other aspect of his legacy. Ironically, Jackson is also known for his hatred of paper money! There is nothing that makes more sense than booting Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replacing him with the inspirational and powerful former slave and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman.
This is a time when we can't just sit back and give up. We find it significant that the proposal of a woman for a high-volume, high-visibility note was met, quite literally, with a devaluation to a bill produced in one-quarter the numbers of the $20.
2020 is the 100th Anniversary of the triumph of the 72-year campaign that won women in the United States the right to vote. Women on the $20 will be a constant reminder of this historic, non-violent campaign for women's right to participate in our democracy.
It's time American currency values women as much as it values men. Please sign the petition telling President Obama and the Treasury Department that women deserve more than the $10 bill.
Now, is the time. Please sign the petition. Please forward this email to your personal and organizational email lists. Please post it on Facebook and all your other social media networks.
The Women On 20's Campaign Team www.womenon20s.org
The Women On 20's Campaign is a 2016 Partner of the National Women's History Project
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