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Shaheen: It's Time to Put a Woman on the Twenty Dollar Bill

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Yesterday, on Equal Pay Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, legislation that would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel of citizens to recommend a woman whose likeness would be featured on a new twenty dollar bill. The legislation complements a grassroots campaign, Women on 20s (or “W20”), which has garnered hundreds of thousands of online votes in support of the change.

“Our paper currency is an important part of our everyday lives and reflects our values, traditions and history as Americans,” Shaheen said. “It’s long overdue for that reflection to include the contributions of women. The incredible grassroots support for this idea shows that there’s strong support for a woman to be the new face of the twenty dollar bill.”

In an online ballot, the W20 campaign has generated hundreds of thousands of votes for a number of inspiring women candidates to be portrayed on the twenty dollar bill. The campaign hopes to make the change by 2020, which marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Although our paper currency has been redesigned several times to improve legibility and prevent counterfeiting, the portraits on the seven main bill denominations have not changed in nearly a century. Those portraits were chosen by a special Treasury-appointed panel of citizens in the late 1920s. The Shaheen legislation would allow for a new citizen panel to be appointed that would take into consideration the input of the American public to select a woman to honor in this way.

http://www.shaheen.senate.gov/news/press/release/?id=05739d4a-bb0e-4724-a49a-031aa0797fd3

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I say put a woman on the $1 to start with and let her work her way up to the $20


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I remember as a kid Rich Little impersonating Ronald Reagan recommending putting Bo Derrick on the 10 dollar bill to encourage Americans to save money.

If it were my option I would put a Ferengi on the 100 dollar bill, Darth Vader on the 50, Ms Pacman on the 20, Batman gets the 10 dollar bill, Abe can stay on the five for now but if we demand fair equiity between DC and Marvel then I guess Thor is a good second choice.. Lets see.. a couple of lesbians making out on the 2 dollar bill and the one dollar bill can change year to year to whatever group whines the most the year before about feeling disenfranchised.


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I remember as a kid Rich Little impersonating Ronald Reagan recommending putting Bo Derrick on the 10 dollar bill to encourage Americans to save money.

If it were my option I would put a Ferengi on the 100 dollar bill, Darth Vader on the 50, Ms Pacman on the 20, Batman gets the 10 dollar bill, Abe can stay on the five for now but if we demand fair equiity between DC and Marvel then I guess Thor is a good second choice.. Lets see.. a couple of lesbians making out on the 2 dollar bill and the one dollar bill can change year to year to whatever group whines the most the year before about feeling disenfranchised.

deadpool. but do it quick before ryan reynolds ruins him.

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I remember as a kid Rich Little impersonating Ronald Reagan recommending putting Bo Derrick on the 10 dollar bill to encourage Americans to save money.

If it were my option I would put a Ferengi on the 100 dollar bill, Darth Vader on the 50, Ms Pacman on the 20, Batman gets the 10 dollar bill, Abe can stay on the five for now but if we demand fair equiity between DC and Marvel then I guess Thor is a good second choice.. Lets see.. a couple of lesbians making out on the 2 dollar bill and the one dollar bill can change year to year to whatever group whines the most the year before about feeling disenfranchised.

Talking Geek I see. Let's do it right. Batman would have to get the 100 dollar spot. Because he's Batman! I'd go for Wolverine on the 50 over DV. Because Marvel is better than DC and DV can get on a quarter or something since the dark side sucks. Iron Man would go on the 20 since he's a prissy little bytch, the Doctor gets the 10 spot since I like David Tenant, Afroman should go on the 5 spot for obvious reason, your suggestion for the 2 dollar bill sticks, and for the 1 dollar I'd rotate between comics and anime characters.

deadpool. but do it quick before ryan reynolds ruins him.

So far RR has been doing ok. He's trying to undo that horrible rendition from Wolverine Orgins..


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I say put a woman on the $1 to start with and let her work her way up to the $20

Such a sexist comment. Women are the backbones of this nothing society in the U.S. nowadays. You should be lucky we are still around whipping men's noses.

We should be on the largest bill possible. They can make one specially for us.

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