New Campaign Seeks To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill With Famous Women

Via The Week:

If the organizers of Women on $20s have their way, you won’t be seeing Andrew Jackson’s face on the $20 bill much longer. Instead of the seventh president of the United States, this new group would like to see Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, or Susan B. Anthony staring back on the $20. They’re targeting this particular bill because 2020 will mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and also because they aren’t fans of Jackson and his authorization and enforcement of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, along with other controversies. Susan Ades Stone, executive director of Women on $20s, told The Washington Post that Jackson wasn’t even fond of paper currency, and preferred gold and silver. “The guy would be rolling in his grave to know that every day the ATM spits out bills with his face on it,” Stone said.

The group is gathering petition signatures at their website.

  • Todd20036

    I’d be for this a LOT more than when a few goobers tried to get Alexander Hamilton (who is on the $10) replaced with Ronald Reagan.

    • Wasn’t there a Stephen King story where the character was shifting through alternate realities and briefly ended up in one where Spiro Agnew was on the $1 bill? (King thinks up some REALLY scary and horrific stuff, I tell ya…)

    • ben

      Before that, they tried to put Ronnie on the dime. Nancy Reagan herself actually denounced that one.

  • seawulf

    Sounds good to me. What did Jackson really accomplish, anyway? He was responsible for the Trail of Tears and he left his successor, Martin Van Buren, such a bad economy that he was thrown out of office after a single term despite being the dominant political party.

    • Well, he has the same birthday as both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and me! He should be proud to share his birthday with awesome folks like us. ^_^

  • Todd20036

    CHER ON THE $20 CHER ON THE $20

    • another_steve

      Fuck Cher.

      JONI MITCHELL ON THE $20 JONI MITCHELL ON THE $20!!!

      • AndyinChicago

        Joni Mitchell is Canadian.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          So is Ted Cruz.

        • another_steve

          A minor technicality.

          Please listen to this, and weep.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgsqNRSOSwM

          • ColdCountry

            Day-um! I’d forgotten that song – thank you!

        • Huntington

          Hamilton was West Indian.

      • Todd20036

        Oh it’s ON, bitch!

        • another_steve

          My girl is pre-Auto Tune.

          Your girl is post-Auto Tune.

          ‘Nuf said, be-itch.

    • Jon

      I’d Cher that with friends 😀

    • the lesbian board director at the fed prefers Siouxie. 😉

      • Guest

        Fux, me too…

      • fuzzybits

        Her or Nina Hagan.

      • Huntington

        Not Debbie Harry?

  • Ginger Snap

    I’m all for doing away with paper money it’s such a waste of resources.

    • the neighborhood i live in, a lot of people are too poor to have credit cards. some of them even buy almost everything they have with an EBT card, or what little cash they have. some of them don’t even have bank accounts. they don’t have atm cards.

      also, it’s nice to know that at any time you want to slip under the radar a little, there’s cash. i’m sure you know what i mean. i don’t need a “paper trail”/online banking record of *every* transaction i make, yo.

      • Octavio

        Most Argentines have a hoard of $100 bills. It’s not uncommon to be paid in the underground economy with a bill that is more than 50+ years-old. They’ve become suspicious of the new bills with shades of orange and purple running through them. Still, they will hoard them, too.

        • i had a friend who got robbed. she wasn’t rich, but she had about 4K in her bank account. some store clerk or something stole her ATM/debit card data and wiped her out.

          the bank investigated, and eventually gave her the money back. but it took a looooooong time. she was begging and borrowing for food and rent money for a couple of weeks, at least. she kept all her money in this account and never carried cash.

          this is a lesson i’ve never forgotten.

      • Ginger Snap

        I’m all for keeping coins just getting rid of paper money in small denominations. When I visited England I rarely had bills on me.

        • heh. so i went to england with an ex-gf. a rich one. all expenses paid. it was nice, we even stayed in a private apartment in a trendy area.

          but she is a drunk. like, worse than me, even. we had planned to fill our days and nights with shopping, clubbing and dining, and mostly did that.

          one night, she got totally messed up and lost her wallet. twice. like, the wallet, and then the back up travel wallet with the back up cards.

          long story short we spent the rest of that night on the phone, doing that whole security dance, and for the rest of our time there? we ended up with a mess of cash and no cards.

          guess who hung onto that for our remaining days? 😉

          • Ginger Snap

            We all have a bad vacation story with an Ex or a Friend don’t we?

          • William

            And now you know why I go on vacation alone.

          • Ginger Snap

            At this point in my life I have three friend I can travel with and my Mum.

        • William

          My British friend glared at me for allowing a cashier to pick out the correct coins in my hand.

          • Bad Tom

            You do what you have to do.

          • William

            I had about fifteen pounds (weight) of coins in my pocket after paying for everything with bills. I can do the coins *if* there is nobody behind me in line. Its not just that the coins are different sizes and colors, some have different values than US coins. It messes up the math.

          • Ginger Snap

            I had their system all figured out before I went.

      • cleos_mom

        Every time someone says “who uses cash anymore?” I wonder just how anxious they are to have their corporate massas (including their boss) being able to track everything they buy. Apparently some of them just can’t wait.

  • Steven Alan Taylor

    Personally, I would prefer to get FDR, Teddy Roosevelt, or Jimmy Carter. But famous women would also be a step up.
    Jackson was a quasi-genocidal man who tried to rule as a tyrant.
    Then again, support to change the $20 could pass but without a target of “to who?” and then BAM Reagan on the $20. Which would make me sick. Voldemort has no place on our money.

      • unsavedheathen

        Hot.

      • Huntington

        I’m an Arthur fan. He completely confounded expectations as president by not being corrupt.

    • William

      Daddy Bush is next up for a dirt nap. Once he’s gone everything in sight will be renamed in his (dis)honor. There will be a fight over which to put on money.

    • Jeff Chang

      FDR: How about NO. Least we forget the little incident with the Japanese on the West Coast and the seizure of the gold of private US citizens.

  • Ray Butlers

    This would be an impactful gesture, getting that nasty old bastard bigot Andrew Jackson back into obscurity.
    While we’re at it, we should start replacing streets named after Presidents with better human beings.

    • delk

      Heh, I live on a street with a president’s name.
      So are the three blocks south of me and the two blocks north of me. I see them everyday I go out.
      Just thinking about all the things I’d have to change! lol

      • Ray Butlers

        I live on Ulysses (goddess help me)

        I’d like to change it to Ciccone

  • How to accomplish this: Have President Obama announce “So long as I am President, Andrew Jackson will remain on the $20 bill.” Republicans in Congress would then immediately pass a bill removing Jackson from our currency.

    • CB

      Ha! And throw in something about the sanctity of the “traditional 20.”

      • ColdCountry

        I’m sure the bible says that Jackson should be on the twenty. They should check with David Barton. (At the least, it will say that women shouldn’t be on our money.)

        • oikos

          or have money…………………

        • LonelyLiberal

          Susan B. Anthony, Sacajawea. Too late. It’s the End Times. 🙂

    • guest

      I would rather see FDR on a note first, and then a lady. I am also not sure of the 3 women floated that any are the best choice. I think the first women elected to Congress would be a nice start, or a women leader during the woman’s rights movement as a tip of the hat to that group and since this would be the first women on a note. Then we could push for a 50/50 men and women on the notes.

      Also, we had better move sooner, as paper money will go away at some point.

      • VodkaAndPolitics

        PUT HILLARY ON THE $20!

        • guest

          Well, it would show how much the Clinton’s love to suck up to monied interests! Ha!

        • cleos_mom

          Living people are never put on US currency. And if “Hillary” was, I suspect they’d actually use her last name.

      • unsavedheathen

        Get rid of Hamilton on the ten, as well. FDR on the ten. Susan B. Anthony on the twenty.

        • guest

          I am at peace with that.

        • 2patricius2

          Well, Alexander Hamilton was gay.

          • unsavedheathen

            He was married and fathered eight children.

            And IMO was a proto-fascist who pushed for the adoption of the Alien and Sedition Act and used it to silence his political enemies. He, more than any other individual, is responsible for the divisive two party system we have today. There is much to be said in support of Hamilton, but it’s a mixed bag at best.

          • 2patricius2

            Actually, I would rather see a few women on some of the bills, like we had some women on the dollar coins. Barbara Jordan was a lesbian, and some think Eleanor Roosevelt was at least bisexual if not lesbian. And there are other great women leaders who should be on some of the bills. All the dollar bills have men. Let’s make at least half of them women.

      • cleos_mom

        What a walk down nostalgia lane:

        “I’m okay with a woman running for Vice President. But is it the right woman? (“I have a lot of female friends” optional)

  • Gest2016

    With BitCoin, ApplePay and the increasing irrelevance of physical currency, this seems like wasted effort. Why not focus this time and energy on getting the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act passed? That would truly make a difference in Woman’s lives.

    • CB

      That as my original thought, but you expressed it so much better than I could.

    • ben

      Bitcoin is a fucking scam.

      • Mister Don

        As far as I can see, Bitcoin reeks of a way to get paid for some service rendered, thus escaping taxable income.

      • cleos_mom

        But I understand 8-track is still a good investment.

    • LonelyLiberal

      Mind you, I expect BitCoin to collapse eventually.

      That having been said, the last physical cash I handled was about three days ago for a hair cut. Before that…weeks. Probably the hair cut before that!

      • Six Pins Delores

        Always make a point to tip with cash.

        • LonelyLiberal

          Except at my local diner, where I specifically asked the waitress. They give them the full amount without removing the cost of the transaction and she told me (quietly) not to worry about whether I use cash or not.

          Really, haircut and local diner are my extravagances. We’re very boring people.

        • cleos_mom

          Put it on a credit card and it’s a crap shoot how much the server will actually get.

      • Cousin Bleh

        I stopped going to one stylist because her shop required you to tip in cash. It was so annoying to have to find an ATM on the way.

    • Blake Jordan

      Yip, this seems like the offensive fluff meant to distract women from real issues…

    • I could be incorrect, but wasn’t the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the very first piece of legislation that President Obama signed?

      • 2patricius2

        Yes. January 29, 2009.

      • Huntington

        Maybe Gest2016 was thrown into a time warp because of Sarah’s comment about that Stephen King story. I know the idea of Spiro Agnew on the $1 bill threw me for a minute.

  • WiscoJoe

    I never understood why Willem Dafoe is on the $20 bill anyway.

    • unsavedheathen

      I know! It’s insane! And why is Barbara Bush on the one?!?!?!?!

  • Six Pins Delores

    Replace E Pluribus Unum, then you have got it!

    • ColdCountry

      How about replacing “in god we trust?”

      • Six Pins Delores

        That is what I was sayin…

        • ColdCountry

          “E Pluribus Unum” means, “out of many, one.”

          • Six Pins Delores

            Live Long And Prosper!

          • ColdCountry

            YES!

          • cleos_mom

            Which is what has been giving the Rabid Right an atomic wedgie since the 1860s.

          • ColdCountry

            If not earlier.

      • LonelyLiberal

        We need a $3 bill with the imprint, “In Man We Thrust.”

        • ColdCountry

          Oh, I don’t know if that’s much better.

    • Huntington

      What’s wrong with “from many, one”?

  • Justin

    I get it… sorta. But I’d rather see Rosa Park’s image on something a whole lot more important than a $20 bill. It seems not quite worthy of her somehow.

    • Six Pins Delores

      Separate supposed currency value with her personal value where she would be seen most often.

      • Justin

        I can see the reasoning there. Good point.

    • what delores said. most of us use a $20 on a regular basis. this would be a great honor for her, and a reminder to all those people hanging on to cunfedrut money in hopes someday the south will rise again, but who have to use Federal notes to actually pay their bills and buy food.

      • Kevin G

        Right? Isn’t the $20 the most widely used note in the US?

  • Rocketeer500

    I would support something like this, but where do we stop? Susan B. Anthony was already on the dollar coin. Why not Dolly Madison or Coretta Scott King? There were several other women who were strong fighters in their causes for equality and humanitarian pursuits.

    • Allan_in_SF

      I want Abigail Adams, while we’re bringing up names.

  • oikos

    Great idea. Teabagger sadz to follow.

  • skilfin

    I want Harriet Tubman on ALL my money.

  • AndyinChicago

    I fully support this. I’m sick of having the leader of the USA during a genocide being on our money. The Trail of Tears was an atrocity, and yet we honor the president who ordered it? Make it a badass woman! My vote’s for Elanor, but I’d take any of those. Or more. Sojourner Truth, Margret Sanger, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jane Addams, Grace Hopper, Emma Goldman, Sally Ride… None of them ordered a genocide.

    • I like Sally Ride. I’d like someone whose contribution was scientific or cultural. Marion Anderson. Emily Dickinson.

    • Great choices!

      I’ve heard that in many of the stores on reservations refuse to accept $20’s. I despise Jackson, he was a horrid being.

  • Octavio

    Rosa Parks is fine with me. It would be nice to have one less slave holder on the face of US green(ish) backs.

  • TampaZeke

    I couldn’t endorse this campaign more strongly. LOVE this idea!

  • Bj Lincoln

    Remove “In God we trust” and add a women on all the bills!

    • Todd20036

      And replace it with, In FSM we trust!

    • BlueberriesForMe

      How about Mae West and Marlene Dietrich for starters?

    • Nychta

      How about these gals: Jane Addams, Barbara McClintock, Octavia E. Butler (a personal favorite)? BTW, Addams and McClintock were also Nobel laureates.

      • unsavedheathen

        I laugh out loud every time I see your SN and avatar.

        • Nychta

          Thanks! I’d much rather promote laughter than frowns.

          I found the avatar while participating in a scholarly Facebook discussion of Aquanet and 1960s helmet hair.

    • You know that every Oz banknote has a woman on it?
      There are five in the current series — six if you include the 2001 fiver issued for the centenary of Federation, which had Catherine Helen Spence on the back — with the lady on the front of three of them.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banknotes_of_the_Australian_dollar

  • oikos

    Harriet Tubman or Rachel Carson.

  • MBear

    murrikkkans and their money – how about a $1 coin or getting rid of the penny which is more expensive to produce than it’s worth – yeah, this’ll fly.

    • Octavio

      Modern reinterpretations of one dollar coins just don’t carry the same panache as a paper one dollar bill. Just ask the designers of the S. B. Anthony one dollar coin.

      If we get rid of pennies, what will we use to pitch against walls along the sidewalk. Quarters?

      I vividly remember everyone I knew at the time hoarding as many quarters, dimes, 50 cent pieces, and silver dollars when the Treasury decided to make the current “sandwich” coins. Even I was able to save up a couple of hundred bucks in change back then. And it’s worked out quite well. Every silver coin I’ve saved is worth substantially more than it’s original value — either because the silver is worth more or the collectibility.

      At the time, I had a hard time believing all of the “sky-is-falling” whackos warning about what the change (pun) in the content of US coins would cause to the economy. Turns out they were sort of right. Well, fuck me runnin’ — who would have known? An old one dollar silver coin is now worth about $39 in silver bullion. Of course, the base value varies according to the vagaries of the commodities market. 😉

      • MBear

        I love our loonies & toonies.

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Do they still have beavers on some coins?

        • Octavio

          I like them, too. I also like Euros. But with one and two Euro coins it’s too easy to grab the wrong one in your pocket because they are the same size. And discerning which one is which in dim light ain’t too easy.

          • William

            Never ever question a German cashier about getting the right amount of change. You will ALWAYS be wrong and can never go to that shop again.

          • Octavio

            My brother married a woman born in Germany. When he divorced her my mother and father invited me to a divorce party to celebrate the removal of my sister-in-law from the family. Gisela was NEVER wrong about anything.

          • William

            Well, other than her choice of marriage partner.

      • delk

        Jeez, I haven’t thought of pitching pennies in years!

      • stuckinthewoods

        Bullion value in dollar only about $12 today with 0.77 ounce of silver and spot a bit less than $16. Congratulations, still substantially more than your buck.

        • Octavio

          I was assuming the old dollars had as much silver as the newly minted dollars (minted by the mint) that hoarders collect. Didn’t realize there’s a difference. You’re right, though. An ounce of sliver bullion currently trades for $18 to $19+ change US.

          Still, all the old US silver dollars are worth more as collectibles — unless someone has drilled holes in them.

          In 2000 I was sending El Squeeze some money via Western Union (expensive). The Western Union folks also ran a pawn shop. In the glass case where I filled out the money wire was a large, solid silver chain, (big links), that had 15 old US $20 gold coins welded on, along with various sizes of diamonds and emeralds. It was (is) WAY ugly and was priced at around $1,500. I bought it as a camp joke. Lucky me. It now resides in a safety deposit box, along with fistfuls of sterling silver and turquoise/red coral jewelry.

          In college we would scour the pawn shops of western towns (SLC, Reno, Vegas), and buy up all of the Navajo jewelry we could find. At the time it was incredibly inexpensive. And, sadly, often represented the entire wealth of a Native American family hard on their luck — or alcohol.

          I’m a hoarder. I admit it.

          • stuckinthewoods

            I think junk silver is a fun thing too, you can get all pirate-hoardy. I didn’t realize until this conversation that all nominal coins added up to the same weight (duh), now allowing for wear $1 nominal =0.715 oz. We’re both old enough to remember when gold was legally $35, and supposedly silver was legally pegged at 15:1 to it.
            I too like treasure. I’m sure that’s from my father returning from trips bringing my mother Brazilian jewelry. You probably know that old genuine Navajo jewelry is no longer “incredibly inexpensive”. Even stronger congratulations to you.

  • BobSF_94117

    Meh… They should just do the $1 coin again and do it right. Put women on all five of the next new monetary instruments. Leave the old geezers alone.

    And get the fuck off my lawn!!!!!!!

    • Octavio

      Anyone have a surplus of 50 cent pieces?

  • LonelyLiberal

    We already have Hamilton and Franklin on the money and they weren’t ever Presidents. Plus Sacajawea on the $1 coin.

    So there’s precedent. I say go for it.

  • TreGibbs

    They should create a $3 bill – and put Harvey Milk on it ! Give it a lavender hue…

    • Octavio

      Now you’re just being mean. 😉

      • TreGibbs

        Hey – I’m proud of my color status !

    • Cricket

      Better yet, rainbow.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Why stop at 20? RBG on the 50 in 2050.
    And please, get gawd of ALL our money. It’s filthy enough as it is.

  • penpal

    Great idea, but I love the classical portrait styles on our currency. Classicize those ladies and I’m on board!

  • TreGibbs

    Martina Navratilova on the $100!!!

  • Why is the conversation for people on the currency limited to political figures? Many countries put famous scientists, artists, musicians and authors on their currency as well.

    • Six Pins Delores

      Because in “Merica, Geezuss, that’s why…

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Hillary on the 100 in 2100!
    Confession: All right, I just want to see a few RWNJ heads explode.
    Every post that ups their blood pressure helps!

  • Bared Bear

    i’m surprised the teabaggers don’t want jesus in various stages of decomposition imprinted on our filthy lucre like that fake shroud of turin.

    • billbear1961

      DON’T give them ideas, BB!

  • A Big Sarcastic Fairy!

    How about do something really intelligent and redesign american money and get rid of the fucking $1 bill.

    • billbear1961

      Yes, they wonder why the 1-dollar coin doesn’t catch on!

      Retire the dollar bill, dimwits!

      You’ll be AMAZED how the dollar coin will catch on–just like our loony!

      • cleos_mom

        The dollar coin didn’t catch on because it was about the same size as a quarter. Reality can be inconvenient.

        • billbear1961

          No, no, CM, not the old Susan B., which was clad like a quarter and confused many people.

          The new American dollar-coin is much like our Canadian loony: it’s a brass- coated copper coin (ours is now steel).

          The first were minted in 2000, featuring an effigy of Sacagawea. (Because of the brass, it’s sometimes called the “golden dollar.”)

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacagawea_dollar

          Their release into circulation has been spotty, because of unpopularity.

          Since 2007, to combat that unpopularity–unsuccessfully–they’ve also minted the same coin sporting presidential effigies.

          Each year 4 different presidential coins are released, a different president every 3 months. They plan to do ALL the presidents, except those still living. (Next year, they’ll have done them all, and the project will be finished.)

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_$1_Coin_Program

    • Kenneth Hwang

      Now, we must not do anything rash.

      What am I going to use to graze the thigh of that hot go-go boy? and to stick in his thong?

      • Huntington

        A $5 bill. Don’t be cheap.

  • Cricket

    Edith Windsor!

  • JohnAGJ

    I’m okay with this. If they want to stick with famous presidents or Founders, surely there are better choices than Jackson. He’s not worthy of the honor IMO.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    It’s about fucking time! Put Susan B. Anthony on the $20.

  • teeveedub

    Hey, if Canada can have Spock on their money …

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      In Logic, we trust!

      • billbear1961

        Did you read that the Bank of Canada is not amused by this?

        Rather like Queen Victoria, the Bank of Canada.

        🙂

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Oh, don’t I know it. They’re furious about it. Still, it’s only happening on old 5 dollar bills as the news ones are harder to draw on. It will pass in time…..still fun though.

          • billbear1961

            “We are NOT amused.”

            –The Bank of Canada

            Did you tell them our banknotes are PLASTIC, J-M?

      • billbear1961

        In Logic we trust?

        Oh, JM, you will NEVER get the American right to agree to THAT!!

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Agreed but, in Canada…..well, once Heir Harper is gone…..

          • billbear1961

            If we don’t get rid of him this year . . .

            🙁

            I am so fucking SICK of that smug LIAR!

  • SilasMarner

    I like this idea but undecided as to whom.

  • Dagoril

    I’m surprised the Republicans aren’t trying to get Ben Ghazi on the $20 bill.

    • billbear1961

      😀

      Smart guy!

      😉

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Money should come with a default one inch square panel, and the user can place an official decal there with any of a whole host of distinguished people or iconic American events/historic places, natural wonders. Design your own currency!

    • billbear1961

      “Design your own currency!”

      Dino, sweetie, don’t let the government hear you say that!

      😉

  • Freeman

    How about “the working girl”. She’s seen plenty of twenties.

  • anne marie in philly

    Eleanor Roosevelt – my personal fave. and yeah, put some fucking color in the rest of the bills; each bill should have its own color. it ain’t rocket science, people!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      …did you say colour? 🙂

      …..and yes, these are real.

      • Octavio

        I prefer Brazilian Reais. They have different jungle animals on them: jaguar, macaw, tamarin, egret, etc. Very colorful. Each denomination is a different color. Friends keep liberating them from me when we return from southern Brazil.They’re printed on some sort of polymer stuff. But they’re also being fazed out for traditional images of old, dead famous Brazilian politicians.

      • billbear1961

      • anne marie in philly

        FABULOUS! now why can’t WE print money like this? oh yeah, we are idiots.

        • billbear1961

          lol

      • William

        Naughty people in Canada have been altering currency in tribute.

  • billbear1961

    They’ve been minting one-dollar coins (they SHOULD replace the dollar bill, which, over time, would save the country BILLIONS) for years with some bearing an effigy of Sacajawea and others effigies–over time–of ALL the country’s presidents (except for those still living), 4 new coins each year, one new effigy entering circulation every 3 months.

    Why can’t we have a variety of 20-dollar bills, a certain percentage with Jackson, others with Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B., Harriet Tubman, etc . . . ??

    • William

      The Treasury department needs to order an end to the dollar bill. Pull them out of circulation and send them to the shredders. There are insane numbers of dollar coins waiting in Federal Reserve vaults.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, I forgot about that!

        I remember an article not that long ago that said astronomical numbers have been stored away!

        It’s INSANE!

        Retire the dollar bill!

        Replacing it with coins, which will last FAR longer than a paper banknote, will save I forget how many BILLIONS of dollars over time!

  • JCF

    I’ll tip to this.

  • Rosa Parks. The other women are great, but Parks represents women, African Americans, people who weren’t born wealthy, activists, and so on. And she was alive so recently that people remember her as a human being rather than someone you only read about in history books.

  • 2patricius2

    Great idea. Get rid of the slave holder, killer of Native Americans from the $20 bill.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    Bringing a note of seriousness to this. The dollar is a reserve currency. It is accepted even in the most unusual of locations; and plenty of non Americans keep it horded under their beds as their life savings. Consistency with fiat money is key; it has to be universally recognized. When the tinted banknotes were introduced the US Treasury had to issue press releases in every language under the sun to assure people that the old notes are, and always will be legal tender. It’s not like coins which pretty much circulate domestically where we can put states and mountains and bison and whatever and everyone thinks it’s cute. Whatever woman is selected to be on the $20 is going to be on there for a long time. There will be no rotation of faces.

  • Bruno

    Rethugs won’t like this since xtianity and well, all relgions subjugate women. They won’t want to give attention to women.

    How any woman can walk in to any church, mosque, temple. etc. is beyond me. Relgion violates women.

    All for imaginary godz…

  • Oh, hell no, we can’t do that! Jesus brought the printing plates for our godly paper currency down from Mount Sinai just like Moses did with the Ten Suggestions.

  • Guest

    the most disturbing this about this is that andrew jackson is the 17th president. not the 7th. People writing articles and don’t even know basic US history. people posting stupid comments and don’t even know basic US history. psssh

    • Huntington

      I’m sorry, but that’s not true. Jackson was the seventh president. Andrew Johnson was the seventeenth.