by REINA ARISTA
In July of 2015, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced arrangements for the remake of the U.S $10 bill to feature the first women on a U.S bill.The ten dollar bill will be issued around the year 2020 and right around the anniversary of the 19th amendment(gave the right for women to vote).
On August 24, 2015, the top nominees are Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. However there are many inspiring female candidates that would been have a great representation in the U.S. Joanie Mahoney, the first women elected as Onondaga County Executive said,”There are many women deserving women,but if I had to pick one,I would pick Harriet Tubman.” Harriet Tubman lead the Underground Railroad and several African slaves.These women had a major impact on america and created equality for today’s women. U.S treasurer Rosie Rios quotes, ”This is such a historical moment for all of us” after her discussions held within June.”
Many U.S citizens brought up a proposition to replace Andrew Jackson’s face on the twenty dollar bill because he was a man responsible for many Native Americans’ deaths and a slave trader and not worthy of being on a twenty dollar bill.
Two girl scouts from Ridgefield met with Senator Richard Blumenthal and shared their opinions on which female should be on the twenty. Tristen Connelly picked Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S) and Celie Johnsrud selected Eleanor Roosevelt or Harriet Tubman.