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A Call To Women to Support this Right!

Updated on April 21, 2016
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It’s An Election Year

Recently, a woman made this statement: “I don’t know who to vote for and politics makes me crazy, so I don’t vote.” For over seventy years’ women fought for the right to vote. They were divorced, beaten, shunned, ridiculed, and killed fighting for this right. You vote, so that you do not lose this right. Ask someone you trust who you should vote for, but vote.

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

In 2020 we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This is the bill that gave women the right to vote.

A Page from a Woman's Right Journal
A Page from a Woman's Right Journal | Source

The 19th (XVIV) Amendment Reads:

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or

abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

Women on 20s

As a part of this celebration, a group called, Women on 20s and others, started a campaign to get a woman on the twenty-dollar bill. They introduced the “Woman on Twenty Act” (s.925) on April 14, 2015.

Criteria For This Bill

The only legal criteria for the passage of this bill is that the person is dead. The way to get this accomplished is to either pass a law or the President of the United States to instruct the Secretary of Treasury to place a woman’s image on the twenty-dollar bill.

The Woman on Twenty Act Bill Reads:

“Instructs the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel to

nominate a woman whose portrait can adorn the $20 note.”

Democracy Theme

Prior to the passage of this bill the Secretary of the Treasury, Jacob Joseph “Jack” Lew the 76th Secretary of the Treasury and The Bureau of Engraving and Printing announced the ‘Democracy” theme for the new bills.

April 20, 2016 Announcement

On April 20, 2016 as a part of the new Democracy theme, it was announced by the Treasury Department, that Harriet Tubman would be featured on the new twenty-dollar $20.00 bill.

A wood cut picture of Harriet Tubman
A wood cut picture of Harriet Tubman | Source

Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson

Having “Harriet Tubman” on the twenty-dollar bill will move President Andrew Jackson who had what is considered a flawed character by this day’s standard. He was a slave owner, who allowed his slaves to be beaten and responsible for the Trail of Tears which caused the death of over 4,000 Cherokee Native Americans, among other things.

Victory for all Women

This is a victory for all women. I love having the doors opened for me, when a man gives up his seat for me or the elderly, and when a couple can afford for the woman/man to stay at home and raise the children. I say all this to say, I love having the choices. I am an American citizen, many a life and things, have been lost for me to have these freedoms. The right to vote is one of these freedoms. Let us stand proudly and exercise our rights, as we are honored by being placed on the currency notes that are used as our bartering tools in The United States of America.

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      Canita Prough 2 years ago from Pompano Beach, Florida

      Proud of you for doing it Primaries are very important.

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      Pathways thru life 2 years ago from Mid West

      Voted in the primaries. However it is irritating that not everyone votes.

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