Harriet Tubman Could Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill, and Baltimore is Happy

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tubmanA campaign has been afoot to change the face of the $20 bill, and Harriet Tubman won the popular vote. Since she is from Maryland, the win is getting a lot of support from local officials.

The grassroots group Women on 20s led the movement to get a woman on the $20 bill in place of Andrew Jackson. Tubman won the voting, making her the face that the group is backing in their official petition to President Barack Obama.

Since Tubman was born in Dorchester County, the Underground Railroad Conductor was the choice of Baltimore pols who backed the effort. A group of City Councillors including Jim Kraft held a press conference to urge people to vote for Tubman back in April. The Baltimore Sun reports U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is also behind Tubman.

The next step is convincing Obama and the other powers to make the change. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew could make the call on his own, especially if his boss tells him to do it.



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