The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill Is Picking Up Steam

Signifiers and Signifieds | Not Fully Inclusive (no natives in ballot) But a Worthy Initiative Nevertheless

TIME

Andrew Jackson has been sitting pretty on the $20 bill for 87 years—and one group thinks it’s time he gave his spot to a woman.

W20’s campaign to get a woman on the $20 is picking up some serious internet traction.”I knew this would take off, but I didn’t know it would take off this fast,” says Susan Ades Stone, an editor and live-event producer who helped organize the campaign. “The response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.”

More than 72,000 people have voted in the online poll of 15 potential replacements for Jackson, including Susan B. Anthony, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and Sojourner Truth (the full list is available here.) Ades says the competition has narrowed to a “very close race” but won’t say who’s in the lead.

“We stuck very closely to this rubric of evaluating every candidate by the breadth of their impact: how transformational was their contribution?”…

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