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Movement to put women on $20 bills not a slam dunk; what’s the problem?

A movement is underway to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a woman of historical significance.

The campaign, called “Women On 20s,” is an effort by founder Barbara Ortiz Howard to“ literally raise the profile of a woman in a male-dominated field.”

The final four candidates, which the public can vote on, are Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks and Wilma Mankiller (how appropriate).

“It’s a small symbol, but there are millions of bills that are going from hand to hand every day,” Ortiz Howard told NBC.

“In the past 48 hours since the final round started, we’ve had 60,000 people cast votes already,” Susan Ades Stone, the group’s executive director, told ABC News. “Though all these women and many more deserve to be honored, the winner will be a symbol of what we hope are greater things to come.”

The group touts the fact that President Obama said it was a good idea on its website.

The Twitterverse had some interesting takes on the campaign.

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Carmine Sabia

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