600,000 people voted on a petition by the Women on 20s campaign to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. The petition was submitted to President Obama on Tuesday (May 12) who said himself that women on money is a good idea. The movement has other endorsements from public figures such as Susan Sarandon, Chelsea and Hilary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres and U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.
Voters had 15 powerful women throughout history to choose from and there were four finalists: Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee nation.
And talks of removing Andrew Jackson from the $20 were already in discussion. Jackson was not a fan of paper currency and his role in the genocide of thousands of Native Americans due to the Indian Removal Act of 1830 he passed ensuing the Trail of Tears.
If everything lucks out, we can expect a woman on the $20 bill by 2020.