Harriet Tubman Wins Contest To Appear On $20 Bill

Written by Emi Boscamp

If you pull a United States-issued bill out of your wallet, you have a 100% chance of seeing a white male face. It's time to get a fresh face — preferably that of a woman — on our paper currency.

A grassroots campaign called Women on 20s aims to do just that, by replacing Andrew Jackson — the slave-owning, Native American-removing seventh U.S. president — on the $20 bill.

The first round of voting narrowed it down to four finalists: Harriet Tubman, Wilma Mankiller, Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks. After the second round, the African-American abolitionist won the honor of pushing Jackson aside.

Now what?

Women on 20s already presented a petition to President Barack Obama urging him to convince Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew to make the change. No congressional agreement necessary.

Hopefully, the campaign's 600,000+ voters and star-studded list of supporters, including Ellen DeGeneres and Padma Lakshmi, will get the President's attention.

You can do your part by spreading the word on social media using the hashtag #DearMrPresident.

Wouldn't it be cool to one day be able to say, "Do you have change for a 'Tubman'?"

Screengrab via Women on 20s

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