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File #: 150300    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/9/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/16/2015
Title: Urging President Barack Obama to issue an Executive Order to the United States Treasury to put a woman on the twenty dollar bill by 2020, marking the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Bass
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 15030000.pdf, 2. Signature15030000.pdf
Title
Urging President Barack Obama to issue an Executive Order to the United States Treasury to put a woman on the twenty dollar bill by 2020, marking the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.

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WHEREAS, Women on 20s, an organization founded by Barbara Ortiz Howard is working to see that women have representation on paper currency; and

WHEREAS, A woman has never been featured on a piece of U.S. paper currency; and

WHEREAS, The United States Treasury has printed a total of 12 different paper bills featuring George Washington ($1), Thomas Jefferson ($2), Abraham Lincoln ($5), Alexander Hamilton ($10), Andrew Jackson ($20), Ulysses S. Grant ($50), Ben Franklin ($100), William McKinley ($500), Grover Cleveland ($1000), James Madison ($5000), Salmon Chase ($10000), Woodrow Wilson ($100,000); and

WHEREAS, Women have only appeared on lower circulated, less popular coins including Susan B. Anthony, whose one dollar coin was minted 800 million times before being taken out of circulation, and the Susan B. Anthony replacement, the Sacagawea one dollar coin which by 2012 saw only 3 million in circulation; and

WHEREAS, Women on 20s, along with a group of prominent women historians selected 100 women from American history, which were then narrowed down to four through a series of voting processes; and

WHEREAS, Once a candidate is selected, Women on 20s will petition President Obama to replace Andrew Jackson on the 20 dollar bill, an act that is possible through executive action; and

WHEREAS, Women on 20s aims to phase in the new 20 dollar bills by 2020, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote; and

WHEREAS, The list of candidates selected by Women on 20s are listed below; and

WHEREAS, Rosa Parks, recognized by Congress as the "First Lady of Civil Rights," she challenged racial segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white man. Her arrest, and ...

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