In USA, there is a campaign going on that tries to put a woman on the $20 bill. The organization is called women on twenties (20s) and they state that “Everyday the Bureau of Engraving and Printing produces 38 million paper bills. Actally, they are not Bills. They’re Georges, Abes, Alexanders, Andrews, Ulysses & Bens. All great men, yes. But where are the great women who have also helped shape American history?” So, theire mission is to put at least one invisible women that had an important role in the history of America on a bill that people use everyday.
Right now, on the $20 bill there is the 7th president of the United States of America, Andrew Jackson. He’s been there for 87 years. US doesn’t have any women on any bill, but has two different coins with women faces.
The aim of the campaign is to show and to constantly remind women that there are great female role models and that they can do anything. This would be one more progress that women have to do in order to have equal right with the men.
Hereis the Youtube video of the Women on Twenties.
And here is a short part of the The Ellen Show show on this topic.
The initiative of the Women on Twenties organisation could be a model for other countries like Romania. We face the same problem.
After the initiative of the organisation there were many proposals for the face that would be on the $20 bill. Here are some of them:
You can find the rest of the list here. Some of the proposals were ironic suggestions, takin into consideration that one of the requirements was that the personality has to be death.
By Roxana Miron