WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR with your tax-deductible year-end gift today!
Politics
0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8d6a0001

Sen. Shaheen Leads Effort To Put A Woman On The $20 Bill

113911116_8f5ecfddae_b.jpg
redjar/flickr
/

New Hampshire U.S.  Senator Jeanne Shaheen is leading an effort to put a woman on the $20 bill.

Shaheen introduced legislation earlier this week to convene a panel of citizens to recommend a woman whose likeness would be featured on a new $20 bill.

Shaheen says her proposal complements the Women on 20s campaign, which hopes to make the change by the year 2020.

That marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote.

The campaign has come up with a list of women who could possibly replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Harriett Tubman.

Shaheen’s bill has been referred to a Senate committee.

Related Content