[Vision2020] Fwd: Finally! Woman to be on new $10 bill

Darrell Keim keim153 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 20:23:57 PDT 2015

Jeanette Rankin.

>From Wikipedia:

*Jeannette Pickering Rankin* (June 11, 1880 – May 18, 1973) was the first
woman elected to the United States Congress
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Congress>, in 1916 and again
in 1940, from the state of Montana <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana>.[
2] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin#cite_note-obit-2> After
winning her House
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._House_of_Representatives> seat in 1916
she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the
last."[3] <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin#cite_note-WIC-3>

Rankin's two terms in Congress coincided with U.S. entry into both World
Wars <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wars>. A lifelong pacifist
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifist>, she was one of 56 members of
Congress who voted against entry
into World War I <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I> in 1917, and
the only member of Congress to vote against declaring war on Japan
after the attack on Pearl Harbor
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor> in 1941.[3]
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_Rankin#cite_note-4> In addition,
she was the only woman to cast a Congressional vote in favor of the
granting women unconditional voting rights.

On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 7:56 PM, Tom Hansen <thansen at moscow.com> wrote:

> Question, V-Peeps:  Who do you think should be on the $10 bill in 2020?
> Courtesy of CNN at:
> http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/17/news/economy/woman-on-ten-dollar-bill/index.html
> -------------------------------------
> Finally! Woman to be on new $10 bill
> On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said a woman will be
> featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 -- the 100th anniversary of the
> Constitution's 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
> A decision on who the woman will be won't be made for several months.
> The last woman on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on
> the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896.
> "We have only made changes to the faces on our currency a few times since
> bills were first put into circulation, and I'm proud that the new 10 will
> be the first bill in more than a century to feature the portrait of a
> woman," Lew said.
> Lew, who will make the final decision on who will grace the currency, is
> asking the public for help.
> The department will launch a website, and is asking for input over social
> media with the hashtag #TheNew10.
> What's his criteria? Lew wants the next generation of U.S. currency to
> underscore the theme of American democracy. The portrait must also -- by
> law -- be of someone who is no longer living.
> Hamilton, who was the nation's first treasury secretary, has been on the
> $10 bill since 1929. He replaced Andrew Jackson, who was the seventh
> president.
> Jackson moved to the $20 bill, where he remains today.
> The $20 was at the center of a recent campaign to put a woman on U.S.
> currency. But Treasury had already pegged
> <http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/20/news/economy/new-10-bill/index.html?iid=EL> the
> $10 as the next one to be updated.
> Bills are flagged for updates mainly for security reasons, Lew said. It
> was a "happy coincidence" that a push to put a woman on American money
> happened as the $10 note came under consideration.
> Lew said Hamilton will also be a part of the new design. He said it's up
> for discussion whether Hamilton will appear alongside a woman or be the
> centerpiece of one version of the new bill.
> Either way, the Hamilton $10 isn't going anywhere soon, since there are
> about 1.9 billion $10s in circulation today.
> In another first for American greenbacks, the new $10 bill will include a
> "tactile feature" to allow blind people to distinguish it from other
> denominations.
> -------------------------------------
> Here is my suggestion . . .
> [image: image1.jpeg]
> http://www.tomandrodna.com/Photos/Ten_Dollar_Bill.jpg
> Need change for your ten?
> [image: image2.jpeg]
> http://www.tomandrodna.com/Photos/Ten_Dollar_Bill_Change.jpg
> Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
> "Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
> http://www.MoscowCares.com <http://www.moscowcares.com/>
> Tom Hansen
> Moscow, Idaho
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