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Andrew Jackson has been on the $20 bill since 1928. Enough is enough already. According to a national grassroots campaign: “A woman’s place is on the money.” The group targeted the change to take place by 2020, the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which finally gave women in this country the right to vote.
The Women on $20s group originally chose 15 possible candidates for a new $20 bill.
· Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross
· Margaret Sanger, who opened the first birth control clinic in America
· Rachel Carson, a marine biologist and author of Silent Spring
· Rosa Parks, the iconic bus rider and civil rights activist
· Harriet Tubman, the famed abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad
· Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress
· Barbara Jordan, the first black woman from the South elected to Congress
· Betty Friedan ...!--[endif]-->!--[if>