Sending Office: Honorable Joyce Beatty
Sent By:
Scott.Farnin@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Become an Original Co-Sponsor of the Woman on the Twenty Act

Please Join me in Reintroducing the Woman on the Twenty Act to Push Back on this Administration’s Decision to Delay Placing Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

 

 

Dear Colleague,

Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to commit to upholding the decision by previous Secretary Jack Lew to place Harriet Tubman on the face of the newly-redesigned $20 bill. Please join me in reintroducing the Woman
on the Twenty Act to require Harriet Tubman to be the new face of the $20 bill.

On May 12, 2015, the grassroots campaign known as “Women on 20s” delivered a petition to the White House with the people’s choice for the woman who should replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill—abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Throughout
American history, intelligent, courageous, and innovative women have struggled alongside men to fight for our rights, to expand opportunities, to build commerce. I am a beneficiary of the women who have fought for equality and for civil rights, as are many
of my colleagues. The Woman on the Twenty Act would honor the legacy of one of America’s most prolific female figures and the people’s choice for who should replace President Jackson on the $20 bill by prohibiting the printing of any $20 bill after 2028 that
does not prominently feature a portrait of Harriet Tubman on its face.

This is an issue I have fought for since coming to Congress. I worked with stakeholders, Members, and the Obama Administration to ensure that any redesign of the $20 bill would prominently feature Harriet Tubman. When then-Secretary
Jack Lew announced that Harriet Tubman was to be the new face of the $20 bill in 2016, it was a celebration not only for women of this country, but for African-American women especially. That is why I was extremely disappointed when Secretary Mnuchin refused
to commit to upholding Secretary Lew’s well-laid plans at his most recent appearance before the House Committee on Financial Services.

Please join me in standing up for women across this country and sending a message to this Administration by becoming an original co-sponsor of the Woman on the Twenty Act.

If you have questions or would like to co-sponsor, please contact Scott Farnin at
scott.farnin@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Joyce Beatty

Member of Congress, OH-03

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