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Harriet Tubman - The New Face of the $20 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As a member of the Advisory Committee for Women on 20s, I was delighted to hear the announcement that Harriet Tubman will be the face of the $20 bill.

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

Meet The Women Going On The Back Of The $10 Bill

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.22.2016 | Women

The $20 bill isn't the only banknote set to get a feminist makeover. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that in addition to replacing And...

New Yorkers' Tribute To Susan B. Anthony Shows Why Voting Matters

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.20.2016 | Politics

New Yorkers paid tribute to women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony by placing "I voted" stickers on her gravestone on primary day. The feminist ico...

Why I've Reconsidered My Decision Not To Vote In This Year's Election

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.06.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I had decided not to vote in the presidential election. Even though I previously had performed my loyal and patriotic duty since 1972, this year was different. The charade and parade of fools running for president made me question the need to vote. How do I select the least horrible candidate?

Happy Birthday, Susan B!

Lynn Sherr | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Lynn Sherr

Today, as we celebrate the 196th anniversary of Anthony's birth, her not-so-gentle prodding of the daughters and granddaughters of the founders provides a useful perspective on some of Secretary Clinton's problems with young female voters.

'Suffragette': What Do Men Fear?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

While none of the actors showed up for a grand lunch at Locanda Verde in the movie's honor, the director Sarah Gavron, producer Alison Owen, scriptwriter Abi Morgan, and Pankhurst's great granddaughter Helen Pankhurst spoke on a panel moderated by Marie Brenner, about the filmmaking and why this film is relevant now.

Women on the $10 Bill?

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Harriet Tubman was selected earlier this year through a nationwide vote to be on the new $20 bill. As we continue to discuss women on the money, let's discover some of the many accomplished women through history.

Expanding Democracy by Amending the Constitution

Layne Amerikaner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics
Layne Amerikaner

Ninety-five years ago today, we added an amendment to the U.S. Constitution saying that women have a right to vote in our elections. While today women's suffrage seems like a no-brainer to everyone -- except maybe Ann Coulter -- it was not an inevitability that simply fell into place.

Convert Anger to Power: What a Force We Women Can Be, 49.6% of the World's Population

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

It felt great to be acknowledged. It also helped me to understand a new wave of feminists, whether they call themselves that or not, will continue the work of my generation and those who came before.

That All Men and Women Are Created Equal

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

One hundred and sixty-seven years ago, on July 19-20, 1848, over three hundred men and women gathered at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York for the first Women's Rights Convention. There in a small industrial town on a branch of the Erie Canal in upstate New York, began a fight that would last for 72 years.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Put Harriet Tubman on America's Currency

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.

Clinton Does Not Inspire -- Should I Care?

Mathew Kenneally | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Mathew Kenneally

Generation Y and Millennials seem to have decided that the problem with modern politics is our leaders do not inspire us. It's not Hillary Clinton's job to illicit a warm inner glow in me every time she opens her mouth. It is clear liberal romantics are unmoved. What is less clear is why that matters?

19th Century Brooklyn -- America's Lost City

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 06.13.2015 | New York
Robert E. Murphy

My book depicts Brooklyn in the early 1870s, when three young women were detained on charges of murder in its jailhouse on Raymond Street. In that decade, Brooklyn was not lost, but frequently found in newspaper pages across the country.

Progress Requires Patience in This Town, but Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Joan Wages | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

Some of our supporters have wondered what's taking so long, and I can only point to the fact that as Ms. Conwill indicated, few things move quickly in this town. The good news is that today, we are closer than ever to making the Museum a reality.

Susan B. Anthony Isn't Happy About What Women Are Focused On These Days

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.11.2015 | Comedy

No, the B doesn't stand for "bangs."

5 Female Fashion Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard of

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

As I read Diane von Furstenberg's biography, The Woman I Wanted to Be, I was reminded of the significant role of women in the world of fashion. Match the following women with her accomplishment.

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude

Joan Wages | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

The fact is, Susan B. Anthony was a remarkable woman, and as February 15th was her birthday, it seems a good time to honor her lifetime of advocating for women's rights by sharing a bit about her in this week's post.

Why Museums Are Important

Joan Wages | Posted 02.18.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

After 18 years of lobbying to create a national women's history museum in our nation's capital, Congress has approved the formation of a privately funded, bi-partisan commission to study and produce a plan for the Museum.

Best Use Ever For Your 'I Voted Today' Sticker

Caurie Putnam | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Caurie Putnam

McPike regularly brings flowers to Anthony's headstone after she votes. Others bring their "I Voted Today" stickers and place them on the headstone as a symbol of respect and gratitude.

New York's Finger Lakes Region: Hotbed of Activism in the 1800s

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When I go to Seneca Falls, New York (the birthplace of women's rights), I marvel that so much activism took place during the 1800s in what we now call upstate New York.

Celebrating Women's Equality?

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Women's Equality Day quietly came and went recently, not quite 100 years after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment -- the law that said women were equally entitled, along with men, to the right to vote.

Why Exaggerating Your Stories Is Good for Everyone, Mostly

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Great stories are fabric of our culture. They inspire noble actions because they're a spell-binding blend of real emotion and imaginative embellishment that strikes a chord of authenticity with both the teller and the listener.