This U.S. Department of Treasury is asking the Internet which woman should be honored on the $10 bill.
The Castro in the Cabinet — not the Castro in the House of Representatives — joins his Obama administration counterparts in a brief YouTube video to ask the Internet for suggestions of a woman to grace the $10 bill.
The social media campaign follows U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's announcement last June that the 2020 redesign of the $10 note will feature a woman, in honor of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.
The redesign marks the first time a female will be featured on paper American currency since the 19th century. Who that woman may be is still undecided. Just know there can be only one. This is America, after all. The rest of our currency will carry on with its giant sausage party.
Now the Treasury is hoping to broaden participation by allowing citizens to vote on social media. Using #TheNew10, people can identify a woman who has made a major impact on American history and culture.
The only requirements the Treasury has made are that the woman must be deceased and should be a fitting representative of democracy. Which means, Beyoncé, you in danger, girl.
Now that the Bey Hive has it set on putting Beyoncé on a bill, they'll stop at nothing until the B-note is a reality.
But Mrs. Knowles-Carter doesn't have everyone's vote. Some have suggested the likes of Bea Arthur or the famous thief/shit-kicker Divine, star of John Water's greatest films.
There's also Notorious R.B.G herself, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Unfortunately, she is not eligible by the fact that she is very much alive and possibly immortal.
Republican GOP candidate Jeb! Bush suggested UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during a debate last month, unaware Americans should be on American currency. Turns out most of the Republican candidates couldn't suggest a deserving woman to put on the ten, not even the female candidate.
If you don't know who should be on the new $10 bill, the Washington Post has a great list of deserving women throughout American history, though it is lacking in Latina representation. Fortunately, that is easily remedied.
She looks like she belongs there.
Of course, some might not care about which woman is on their money, so long as they are getting paid equal to their male counterparts. Groups such as Fight for Fair Pay are using the #TheNew10 campaign to showcase the ongoing pay disparity between the sexes.
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