BOSTON (CBS) – A group featuring a young Massachusetts girl has selected the historically significant woman they hope will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.
“Women on 20s,” an organization that is proposing President Obama replace Jackson’s face on the $20 bill with a woman, announced on Tuesday that Harriet Tubman is the female figure they ask be added to the bill.READ MORE: Nantucket Author Elin Hilderbrand To Retire From Writing Beach Reads
The group conducted polling for 10 weeks on its website before announcing its proposal to the White House.
Sofia, a fourth-grade student from Massachusetts, wrote a letter to Obama earlier this year requesting a woman be added to U.S. currency.
Obama responded to Sofia, saying her determination was impressive. The president invited Sofia to a White House Easter event.READ MORE: Massachusetts Surpasses Goal Of 4.1 Million People Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Women on 20s adopted Sofia as a junior ambassador as a result of her efforts.
The organization invited supporters to join a “virtual march” to the White House by using the hashtag #DearMrPresident on social media to bring attention to the cause.
“Think of it as a chant for women’s equality & value that will ring across the internet in tweets and Facebook messages heard loud and clear in Washington,” Women on 20s wrote.MORE NEWS: Boston Marathon Will Return To Patriots Day For 2022
For more information on the Women on 20s campaign, visit the organization’s website.