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

Apr 16, 2015

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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.