Should Woman Go on $10 Bill or $20 Bill?

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 1:32 AM

Treasury executive declined to comment Monday on the specifics of a CNN report that Lew has decided to hold Hamilton on the $10 bill, and instead replace Jackson'south portrait on the $20 bill with a woman who represents the struggle for racial equality.

Should Andrew Jackson, America'south seventh president, be worried? Is it true that his days on the $20 bill may be numbered?

At the moment, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is keeping details of his decision near to the vest while promising an announcement soon.

Treasury executive declined to comment Monday on the specifics of a CNN report that Lew has decided to hold Hamilton on the $10 bill, and instead replace Jackson'south portrait on the $20 bill with a woman who represents the struggle for racial equality.

CNN, quoting a senior government source, said that women will also be honored on the $10 bill, the denomination following up to for redesign, with a mural-style depiction of the suffrage movement that'll replace the current drawing of the Treasury building.

"As Secretary Lew said latest week, we're going to create an exciting set of announcements soon that involve the $5, $10 and $20 bills," Treasury spokesman Joshua Drobnyk said when asked to comment on the specifics of the CNN story.

Lew latest week did proposal some hints about where the decision may be headed in an interview with CNBC. He stressed that the government wouldn't be just redesigning the $10 bill but also the $5 bill and the $20 bill.

"We're not just talking about one bill," Lew said. "We're not just talking about one picture on one bill. We're talking about using the front and the back of the bill to tell an exciting set of stories."

Lew suggested that it wouldn't be a woman'south portrait on the $10 note.

"We're going to have a representation of the contribution women have made to our democracy on the following bill that'south issued," he said.

Lew announced latest summer that the government was going to incorporate a woman on the $10 bill, which would tag the first appearance of a female portrait on U. S. paper currency in one-hundredth years.

Treasury received more than 1.5 million responses to Lew'south request for suggestions on the currency redesign. That prompted him to delay an announcement, which he'd originally said would be made by the finish of 2015.

An online group, Women on twentieth, had been campaigning for a woman on the $20 bill. Jackson'south critics declare he shouldn't be on U. S. currency because of the portion he played in the relocation of Native Americans.

Susan Ades Stone, the executive director of Women on twentieth, said while her grouping has been campaigning for the change, it's concerned that the modify could delay introduction of a woman on the currency for more than a decade.

"We think the projection of two thousand thirty for issuing a new $20 bill is way too long," Ades Stone said in an interview Monday. "We don't realize why Secretary Lew can't fast-track production of the $20."

In a poll conducted latest year by Women on twentieth, Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist and one of the leaders' of the Underground Railroad, was the top vote getter.

Lew'south initial announcement latest year set off a firestorm of protests from supporters of Hamilton. They argued that the founding father had molded the nation'south financial architecture and shouldn't be removed from his rightful space on the currency.

Hamilton fans got a boost from the interest generated by the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton." Earlier this year, Lew was personally lobbied by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the author and star of "Hamilton," during a meeting at Treasury. After their discussion, Miranda tweeted that Lew had assured him "you're going to be very happy" with the decision.

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