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Sophia Says, Show Me the Money!

08 Apr

Well, not really. But nine-year-old Sophia raised some good points and just in time for Equal Pay Day, the day of the year that it takes a woman’s salary to catch up to her male cohort’s (since we still make 0.79 cents to a man’s dollar). Isn’t it time for women to be represented on U.S. currency?

An online grassroots campaign, Women on 20s, took up Sophia’s cause and launched a viral push with the same goal. Founders Barbara Ortiz Howard and Susan Ades Stone launched the campaign website in February. The final women chosen to grace the $20 bill are: Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and first female Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller. Cast your vote today!

Once online voting determines a winner, Howard plans to ask our President to create a new $20 with the chosen woman. The goal? The new currency in circulation by the year 2020 – the 100th anniversary of a woman’s right to vote.

BTW – Sophia’s choice is Rosa Parks.

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