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Girl Power: A Woman Will Finally Be On American Paper Currency


Harriet Tubman on 20 Dollar Bill

Yesterday (June 17), Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that the $10 bill will be redesigned to feature a woman starting in 2020—that’s right, a woman will be on American paper currency. 2020 is a special year not only because we entering the second decade of the new millennium, but ’20 also marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

This amazing change in history wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for a non-profit organization—Women On 20s—that presented a petition to President Obama informing him of the results of the votes they received from their proposition.

Founder, Barbara Ortiz Howard and Executive Director, Susan Ades Stone—with the help of Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire have been working hard to spread awareness to this campaign. More than 600,000 people have voted from a roster that included 15 notable American women, resulting in Harriet Tubman winning the honor. #PYNKGirlApproved

Also Read: 10 Women That Should Be On Paper Currency

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