Harriet Tubman’s Place on the $20 Bill Is in Jeopardy

  • by: Care2
  • target: President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Treasurer Jovita Carranza
After a hard-fought campaign, the U.S. Treasury Department under President Barack Obama set the ball in motion to have the image of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill replaced with Harriet Tubman’s image. However, recent comments from the Trump administration have some wondering whether it will actually happen.

In an interview, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said his primary focus right now is on security and stopping counterfeiters, not on ensuring Harriet Tubman appears on the $20 bill. He then added that people have been on bills for a long time and that he would have to consider decision to change them.

We worked hard to ensure that the $20 bill would have Harriet Tubman on it and we can’t stop now. Please join us in asking the President and the Department of Treasury not to ignore the more than half a million voters who made their preference known.

It’s not all that surprising that the Trump administration would challenge the decision to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. After all, this is an administration that repeatedly devalues people of color and women. And it’s well-known that President Trump, the man who stocked his cabinet with white supremacists and publicly defended the KKK and neo-Nazis, admires the slave-owning seventh president Andrew Jackson.

Let’s keep fighting back and make sure Harriet Tubman is put on the $20 bill. Please sign and share this petition today.
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