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New Legislation Introduced for Getting a Woman on the $20 Bill

A bill for a bill.


It’s becoming more of a reality, and about time. A new legislation has been introduced to get a woman on the $20 bill.

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced the Women on the Twenty Act earlier this month, which would direct the Secretary of Treasury to find a replacement design with the help of a panel of citizens. This lines up with the Women on 20s campaign that had hundreds of thousands of online votes in support of the change.

“Our paper currency is an important part of our everyday lives and reflects our values, traditions and history as Americans,” Shaheen said. “It’s long overdue for that reflection to include the contributions of women. The incredible grassroots support for this idea shows that there’s strong support for a woman to be the new face of the twenty dollar bill.”

Women have been featured on money before, but Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony were only on coins. This would the be the first time a woman appears on paper cash.

(via Jezebel and Jeanne Shaheen, image via Shutterstock)

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