Sen. Jeanne Shaheen filed legislation this week that would create a citizens panel to recommend an appropriate choice to the treasury secretary. She is hoping to build on the work of Women on 20s, a national campaign pushing for new $20 bills by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.
"I think there are a lot of opportunities that we sometimes don't think about to point out the significant contributions women have made in U.S. history," Shaheen said. "And this is one of those opportunities."
I think Harriet Tubman was especially brave upon reading her story. A conductor on underground railroad that freed 70 or more slaves who was also a Union spy sounds pretty intriguing. Hell, a Harriet Tubman movie or even a Netflix series would be something worth watching. However, she did seem very religious and that might make some liberals uncomfortable.