The votes are in.
As part of a grassroots campaign to diversify our very white, very male, currency, a group called Women on 20s started an online petition to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
The campaign, which quickly went viral last month, offered supporters the opportunity to vote on who they would like to see on a twenty. The first round of voting narrowed the options down to four finalists — Harriet Tubman, Wilma Mankiller, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Rosa Parks. After a second round of voting, Harriet Tubman received the highest number of votes — 118,328. Eleanor Roosevelt came in second place with 111,227 votes.
Women on 20s hopes that the petition and vote will appeal to Jack Lew, the current Secretary of the Treasury, who has the power to make the change. The group recently shared this video featuring supporters of the movement trying to appeal to the President in hopes that he can help make the new $20 bill happen.
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