9 Year Old Girl Inspires Movement To Put Woman On U.S Currency
A nine year old girl from Massachusetts, named Sofia, sat down to craft a letter informing the president that there are no woman on any U.S currency, nearly a year ago. It has since sparked a movement referred to as “W20” – a push to have a woman featured on the twenty dollar american bill. You can check out the website here.
In the adorable letter she pointed to the situation before offering a solution:
“Dear Mr. President,
I am writing to know why there are no woman on the dollars for the United States. I think there should be women on the dollars/coins because if there were no woman there would be no men also. There are many women who could be on dollars for the United States who have done important things.”
She went on to suggest many women who could be represented on United States currency including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and the presidents wife – Michelle Obama. This February, the president responded to the letter:
This is a belated note to thank you for writing me with such a good idea last summer. The women you listed and drew make up an impressive group, and I must say you’re pretty impressive too.
I’ll keep working to make sure you grow up in a country where women have the same opportunities as men, and I hope you’ll stay involved in issues that matter to you. If you keep focusing in school and trying to help others whenever you can, there is no limits to what you can accomplish.
Thanks again for the great letter. I expect big things from you.
To see the letters, check out Time.com
So what are your thoughts? What women (let’s include Canadians and Americans) do you feel deserve to be represented on currency?