W2O: The Elements of Equality
Women On 20s is a non-profit, grassroots organization which aims to compel historic change by convincing President Obama that now is the time to put a woman's face on our paper currency.
We used an online election format consisting of two rounds of voting to let the public choose a nominee from an original slate of 15 inspiring American women in history. Over a period of 10 weeks, more than 600,000 people cast votes and Harriet Tubman emerged as the winner. On May 12, 2015, Women On 20s presented a petition to President Obama informing him of the results of the election and encouraging him to instruct Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew to use his authority to make this change in time to have a new bill in circulation before the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in 2020.