Monday, March 23, 2015

Women on the $20

With such a large number of incredible women who have worked and suffered for political and social change in this country it seems ridiculous that there would have to be petition push in order to have even one of them honored on our national currency. Let's be honest, some of those men whose face stare at us off our money were not good people. Why are they honored and these brave, smart, resourceful women have been ignored and allowed to fall out of our history books? Incredible.
      Of the many, many women who are a part of our American history and worthy of our attention, a small group have been brought forward for your consideration. Go to ww.womenon20s.org and take awhile to read through the biographies of each of them before casting your vote for three. I had a difficult time choosing only three because all of them are amazing people.  I was embarrassed to admit that I was not familiar with every one of them. Some of these women's names I had never even heard before. How is that possible?
       The top three winners of the national poll will be voted on again, later, and the winner will be presented to congress as our choice for the woman to replace Jackson on the twenty dollar bill. 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the amendment giving women the right to vote in this country.  It is our goal to have this accomplished in time for that anniversary.
     

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