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Nonprofit group wants women on $20 bills

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President Andrew Jackson could be on his way off of the $20 bill.

The nonprofit organization, Women on 20s, is looking to replace Jackson with a historical female figure. Organizers say the goal is to raise awareness and make sure people are familiar with women who have influenced our country.

The nonprofit has listed 15 women it would like to see replace Jackson, including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Alice Paul, a leader in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. 

The group's website reads "These candidates were chosen from a field of 30 through a vigorous survey process involving more than a dozen women's historians and academicians." 

Women on 20s also wants a new face on the $20 bill because the year 2020 will mark 100 years since women were given the right to vote. 

Supporters have also spoken out against Jackson being on the $20, because the seventh U.S. president authorized and enforced the Indian Removal Act of 1830, a law that stripped Native Americans from their lands. 

If you'd like to vote for a women you'd like to see on the $20 bill, click here


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