U.S. Treasurer Speaks At A Seneca Falls Meeting On The New $10 Bill

1 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony favored for $10 bill redesign during session at women’s hall.

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A central New York town will host a town hall meeting Monday, to gather public input on which woman should replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill. The new bill, and whoever is finally picked to be on it will go into circulation in the year 2020 to mark 100 years since the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. As she read through questions submitted by the audience, one came up again and again. “Thousands of women voted for Harriet Tubman to be put on the $20 bill, why does your office expect us to settle for half, let me make something very clear, if it was up to me, it would be on the 100 dollar bill.” Rios says that what’s driving the decision is security.

Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestions during an hourlong session Monday in Seneca Falls, where the original 1848 Women’s Rights Convention was held. Afterward, Rios said several hundred names have been suggested since Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced in June that Alexander Hamilton would be replaced on the bill with a woman. Tubman, a conductor of the Underground Railroad, had strong support in the crowd, although several people, including a woman who identified herself as a descendant, said they, too, would prefer to see her replace Jackson.

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