Andrew Jackson Has Been The Face Of The Twenty Since 1928, But There Is A Movement To Replace His Face With That Of An Historic Woman.
The movement, called "Women on 20s" or "W20", has been campaigning to have a famous woman from history replace Andrew Jackson as the face on the U.S. twenty dollar bill. They are currently running a poll to see who they should propose as the woman to be the new face of the $20, with Eleanor Roosevelt, Hairret Tubman, Rosa Parks, and Wilma Mankiller being the final four. The idea was spurred by the President mentioning a little girl asking him in a letter why there were no women on U.S. currency and his saying that he thought that was "a pretty good idea."
The movement wants to have the change take place by or in the year 2020, the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, giving women equal right to vote. Part of the reason for wanting the female face that is decided upon to appear on the $20 rather than some other denomination is so that it will go with the goal issuing year, making it the 2020 $20.
The group is trying to get a proposal in motion now so that if it is successful the treasury will have time for designing the note along with the necessary built in security and getting everything in place for 2020 issuing. If they are successful it will definitely be something to get used to, Andrew Jackson has been the face of the $20 since he first appeared on the 1928 $20 Gold certificate.