Poll: Harriet Tubman Should Be on the $20

She beats out Eleanor Roosevelt and other luminaries in bid to get Jackson replaced
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2015 4:25 PM CDT
Poll: Harriet Tubman Should Be on the $20
This circa 1860-75 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows Harriet Tubman.   (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

Nothing is officially settled in the debate over a replacement face for the $20 bill. But a poll that received more than 600,000 votes shows Harriet Tubman as the clear preference to take Andrew Jackson's spot, USA Today reports. The Women on 20s campaign had four finalists in its online poll: Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, and Cherokee leader Wilma Mankiller. After a second round of voting, Tubman took first place, earning 118,328 votes; Roosevelt followed with about 7,000 fewer. Now the matter is in the hands of the government, where Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is pushing for a change; Treasury secretary Jack Lew would have to approve it, and the results of the online poll aren't officially binding. But the effort will get some help from a planned "Virtual March" on Washington via social media, using the hashtag #DearMrPresident. (Read more Harriet Tubman stories.)

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