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A Woman's Place Is on the Money ACTION

Offbeat  (tags: woman's face on $20 bill, money, women, Sanger, Tubman, Friedan, Chisolm, Truth, Carson, Parks )

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It's our mission to generate an overwhelming people's mandate for a new $20 bill, to be issued in time for the 100th anniversary in 2020 of the Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.


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Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 6:37 am
Two reasons that are gaining traction:

1. Andrew Jackson was celebrated for his military prowess, for founding the Democratic party and for his simpatico with the common man. But as the seventh president of the United States, he also helped gain Congressional passage of the "Indian Removal Act of 1830" that drove Native American tribes of the Southeastern United States off their resource-rich land and into Oklahoma to make room for white European settlers. Commonly known as the Trail of Tears, the mass relocation of Indians resulted in the deaths of thousands from exposure, disease and starvation during the westward migration. Not okay.

2. Some argue that because Jackson was a fierce opponent of the central banking system and favored gold and silver coin or "hard money" over paper currency, he is an ironic choice for immortalization on our money.

Ben O (131)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:34 am
My candidates: Alice Paul, Rachel Carson and Rosa Parks...

Ben O (131)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:36 am
"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right"
(Rosa Parks)

Ben O (131)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:39 am
"The ''control of nature'' is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man"
(Rachel Carson)

Ben O (131)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:41 am
"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality"
(Alice Paul)

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:44 am
I voted too.

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:50 am
Done-thx Nancy

Sue H (7)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 8:42 am
Noted and voted, thanks. The "Good Old Boys Club" will no doubt naysay this.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 9:15 am
Noted, voted.

It would be nice to have an at least equal number of women and men spread over all the bills, not just the $20.

JL A (281)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 9:28 am
Thanks for bringing this effort to our attention Nancy so we might help make a difference

Joanne Dixon (37)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:59 am
Glad Margaret Sanger didn't make the cut - her legacy is important, but her personal opinions were too close to Jackson's. Sorry Emma Goldman didn't make the cut. But it says Wilma Mankiller will be added in the next round, and that's good.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 1:18 pm
Good post, frankly I'd appreciate a lot of people to be on the $20 bill over the one who imposed the Indian Removal Act.

I'd like to get rid of Columbus Day as well.....honor one of these fine women in place of or a Native Woman....which I don't see any listed here.

Sacajawea would be one, without her Lewis and Clark would be still roaming around lost or dead long before they could write of their adventures.
Eliza Burton “Lyda” Conley was the first Native American woman admitted to argue a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Lozen and Dahteste were two Apache women that fought alongside the legendary Native American freedom fighter Geronimo. Lozen known as the Shield of Her People and was known to have uncanny abilities to know from where the enemy came. Dahteste also was fluent in English which aided her people many times. The two are believed to have been Two Spirited.
Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief well known ballerina founded the Chicago City Ballet and remained it’s artistic director for many years. Her work and performances continues to astound future dancers with her ahead of the curve abilities and foresight in dance.
Wilma Mankiller first women Chief of the Cherokee and strong womens advocate as well as instrumental in improving health and educational standards for her Nation.

In any case I voted for:
Sojourner Truth‎, Alice Paul‎, and Rachel Carson

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 2:33 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Nancy. Already cast my votes in private emailing earlier. Very glad to see this!

Judy C (91)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 4:02 pm
Done. I agree with Dandelion, there really should be a Native woman among the choices. Let's not leave it up to the Republicans...they would be putting Ayn Rand on the $20! Thanks Nancy.

Judy C (91)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 4:09 pm
My choices were Rachel Carson, Shirley Chisolm, and Betty Friedan. It was very hard to narrow it down.

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 4:19 pm
Signed and noted
Thanks, Nancy.

Craig Pittman (52)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 5:19 pm
Totally hope this happens. Thanks Nancy.

Evelyn Z (300)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 7:55 pm
Noted, Voted & Signed. Thanks Nancy

Animae C (508)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 9:03 pm
Previously voted

T.Y. Nancy

Edith B (146)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 9:39 pm
Noted, voted, and shared on Facebook. Thanks!

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 9:40 pm

Colleen L (3)
Sunday March 22, 2015, 10:27 pm
Good article. It's about time! I voted and signed. Thanks Nancy

jan b (5)
Monday March 23, 2015, 3:54 am
'That's one small step for womankind.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday March 23, 2015, 4:15 am
Silly me. I don't care who's picture is on the money I just want lots of money.

Darlene W (289)
Monday March 23, 2015, 5:41 am
Noted and voted--thank you Dandelion--so agree with you. Bless all who care.

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday March 23, 2015, 6:17 am
Voted, shared, noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 23, 2015, 11:37 am
signed and noted, I really agree with Dandlion. There are so many women wo should be considered.

. (0)
Monday March 23, 2015, 4:44 pm
Voted, Noted and Thank you

Lady Suki (446)
Monday March 23, 2015, 5:12 pm
Tough choice... went with Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Susan B Anthony. (In no particular order).

Sherri G (128)
Monday March 23, 2015, 11:13 pm
Voted 3 selections and Noted TY

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 28, 2015, 4:26 pm
I didn't see DandeLion, but I vote :)
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