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Stop stalling and put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Stop stalling and put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has for months played coy with the idea of putting abolitionist, Civil War spy and suffragist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. He’s thrown out a variety of vague excuses not to commit to a plan that was put in place by the Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson with the Maryland native’s portrait as part of an overhaul of U.S. currency, but abruptly pushed to the side after President Donald Trump took office.

Mr. Mnuchin has stuck to talking points that focus largely on the treasury department’s priority of making new paper bills resistant to counterfeiting and not on whose face adorns U.S. money.

But the face of our country’s currency...

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