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Woman to Be on U.S. Currency in 2020

US_$10_Series_2003_obverseTimes they are a changin’ so move over Alexander Hamilton the $10 bill will be changing too:

On Wednesday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said a woman will be featured on a redesigned $10 bill in 2020 — the 100th anniversary of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Women’s suffrage is well worth celebrating. The push for women to vote was a hard struggle and certainly an historic accomplishment. To honor this legendary anniversary, the treasury department will turn to … social media:

The department will launch a website, and is asking for input over social media with the hashtag #TheNew10.

What’s his criteria? Lew wants the next generation of U.S. currency to underscore the theme of American democracy. The portrait must also — by law — be of someone who is no longer living.

With all the hints given the choices are somewhat narrowed. We need a dead women that is viewed as a leader. Here’s a list of leaders of the Women’s suffrage movement as some possible candidates:

Miriam Folline Leslie
Belva Ann Bennett McNall Lockwood
Anne Henrietta Martin
Katherine Dexter McCormick
Catherine Gouger Waugh McCulloch
Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack Morris
Lucretia Coffin Mott
Maud Wood Park
Alice Stokes Paul
Jeanette Pickering Rankin
Ernestine Louise Siismondi Potowski Rose
Rose Schneiderman
Caroline Maria Seymour Severance
Anna Howard Shaw
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucy Stone
Mary Eliza Church Terrell
Sojourner Truth
Harriet Taylor Upton
Mabel Vernon
Angelina Grimke Weld
Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
Sue Shelton White
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard
Victoria Claflin Woodhull
Maud Younger

So get your twitter, facebook, instagram and whatever else accounts ready for #TheNew10.

International Leaders Call For Establishment of a Single World Currency To “Overcome the Economic Crisis”

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — More than 70 experts from 40 countries prepare an Open Letter for G20 countries’ leaders in Kazakhstan.

Leaders and former leaders of five states, 11 current and former prime-ministers, 25 current and former ministers and 40 top managers of international organizations, transnational corporations and businesses, 12 Nobel laureates and renowned scientists will gather at the V Astana Economic Forum to share their proposals for the development and improvement of the global economy. More than 6,000 delegates from 85 countries and more than 8000 active users of the G-Global communication platform from 143 countries around the world will participate in the discussion.

The need of constructive collaboration has been repeatedly said by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. Speaking from the rostrum of the solemn meeting in Astana to the world community on December 15, 2011, Nazarbayev said that “at the very beginning of 2009, in the midst of crisis, I took the initiative to the global financial reform.I have said that that light anti-crisis measures will not save the world from the waves of the growing crisis. The course of events has confirmed these words, no one has been able to offer the world anti-crisis plan, which would be adopted by consensus, unfortunately, the formats of the G-20, G-8 show the inefficiency – discussing of the world anti-crisis plan is not even started.”

The Kazakhstani leader has declared that there is a necessity to dramatically expand the number of participants in the anti-crisis solution, and has initiated the idea of ​​the G-Global communication platform, where the Astana Econimic Forum is a working platform for. The President was sure that Kazakhstan has a mandate to address G20 countries and integrity of the world community: Kazakhstan leads the worldwide “For a Nuclear-Free World” movement and is a member of the United Nations. “We have successfully chaired in the OSCE, held the first in the 21st century the OSCE summit in Astana. This year we led the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. We have held congresses of the world religions. I listed those achievements, while initiating G-Global, because I am sure our offer will be heard,” concluded Mr. Nazarbayev. Obviously, the aim of the Kazakhstani Leader’s idea about formation of the G-Global is not simply increasing the number of participants in the development of anti-crisis measures, but the expansion of fundamentally different approaches to the reform of global finances. A qualitatively new approach of development will be discussed at the AEF, based on which the idea of ​​the Eurasian (world) “development” currency would be introduced.

Other important issues of the Forum are creation of a new model of strategic planning for transition to sustainable economy, global energy-ecological strategy, food security, “green economy”, alternative energy sources, and a single agricultural hub of the Customs Union countries. The opinions of respected experts and the best recommendations of regular citizens will be united by the Dialogue of Leaders – a council of top-ranked  officials of economics, business, politics and media – which is an exclusive event of the V AEF. At the end of the Forum the “Open Letter to G-20 countries” will be sent to the Organizing Committees of the G-8 and G-20, the UN, the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.