Abolitionist Harriet Tubman was born a slave, escaped and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad helping slaves to freedom – and she might be the next face on the U.S. $20 bill.
Tubman would be replacing former President Andrew Jackson, a slave owner who is known for passing the infamous Indian Removal Act of 1830.
In a poll from Women on 20s that drew more than 600,000 votes, voters chose a winner among 15 ladies to replace Jackson on the $20 bill.
Tubman beat out former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt with 118,328 votes to Roosevelt’s 111,227
The abolitionist would be the first woman to earn a place on U.S. paper currency. The petition will be sent to President Obama, who has said before that he thinks putting a woman on an American dollar bill is a “pretty good idea.”
In addition, Senator Jeanne Shaheen has introduced legislation to try to make this change a reality without having to go through the executive office. Paper currency is redesigned every seven to 10 years to prevent counterfeits.