It’s Official! Harriet Tubman Will Replace Former President Andrew Jackson On The Twenty Dollar Bill

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(PCM) The news has just been announced by United States Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that an image of  abolitionist Harriet Tubman will be replacing former President Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill. There will also be several other major changes taking place with the five and ten dollar bills as well.

While the image of former Treasury Secretary and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will still remain on the front of the ten dollar bill, the back of the bill will now feature heroes of the women’s suffrage movement, depicting the historic march and honoring Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul.In terms of the five dollar bill, the back of the bill will be newly redesigned to feature a depiction of the Lincoln Memorial by highlighting key moments in the civil rights movement that took place on its steps.

Lew stated that it is the Treasury’s hope to have the newly redesigned bills unveiled by the year 2020 and at that point they will begin to go into mass circulation. The news about the newly redesigned bill comes after a open letter was penned to Lew and the U.S. Treasury Department by Ellen DeGeneres, Gabrielle Gifford and Gloria Steinem and other urging the department to consider having a woman honored on the ten dollar bill as well.

They wrote:

If recent press is correct, you intend to announce an alternate plan to redesign the $20 bill rather than immediately redesigning the $10 bill, a move that would require up to a decade of additional work before a woman takes her rightful place on the front of a US currency bill. This would undoubtedly be a major blow to the advancement of women. After all, the placement of a woman on the $10 bill is the most public sign that Washington and leaders like yourself support women. Furthermore, think of what kind of message you’d be sending our daughters by going through with the rumored interim step of putting a woman on the back of the $10 bill. Could there be a better metaphor for the second-class status that continues to limit our girls?

Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury and the current face of the $10 bill, personally drove the development of the US Mint, adding to his incredible list of institutional designs as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Two centuries later, Hamilton is still a star, as the success of the Broadway show based on his life story demonstrates. Secretary Lew, in 1792, your predecessor put Miss Liberty on the front of the first dollar coin and the $10 coin currency. Yes, Hamilton chose the image of a woman to represent liberty and freedom on our nation’s inaugural currency.

 

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Will Musician Andrew W.K.’s “Party Party” Have What It Takes To Fix America?

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(PCM) What many initially thought to be an April Fool’s Day prank has turned out to be true, as “Party Hard” rocker Andrew W.K. has revealed his plan to fix the American political system by founding the Party Party. W.K. describes the Party Party as “Not one based on the rhetoric and dogma of the Democratic party or the Republican party, but one that transcends both.”

It also seems that W.K. has done his homework and already filled out all the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State. He is now requesting the help of his fans and the general public to support the Party Party by signing an online petition to assist in making his political dreams come to fruition.

A further description of the motivation behind the Party Party states “Most people have become too caught up in the bickering of our news cycles to realize that we ultimately desire the exact same things: reliable access to education, healthcare, and a sense of social equality.” He may actually be on to something here, but then again it seems that no two warring political parties (or their supporters) ever appear to want the same thing!

Best of luck with this one!

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Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dead At Age 94

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(PCM) Former First Lady Nancy Reagan has passed away at the age of 94. According to Reagan’s spokeswoman Joanne Drake of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Nancy Reagan died as a result of congestive heart failure at her home in Los Angeles, California.

Continuing her statement Drake revealed “Mrs. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, next to her husband, Ronald Wilson Reagan, who died on June 5, 2004. Prior to the funeral service, there will be an opportunity for members of the public to pay their respects at the Library. The former first lady requested that contributions be made to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation in lieu of flowers”

Nancy Reagan served eight years as First Lady of the United States during President Ronald Reagan’s White House terms. She is well-remembered as the spokesperson for the “Just Say No” campaign that urged children to stay off of drugs. She was also an incredible influence for her husband both personally and politically. She helped keep his legacy as President alive and as untarnished as possible.

The marriage between Nancy and Ronald Reagan was a true Hollywood love story as the two met when Nancy set up a meeting with Ronald who was then president of the Screen Actors Guild. She went on co-star with her future husband in the film “Hellcats of the Navy” which would be Nancy’s final on-screen appearance.

The two wed on March 4, 1952 in a small ceremony in Los Angeles and Nancy took on the role of politicians wife when Ronald won the 1966 California gubernatorial race and then made his way all the way to the White House with Nancy by his side. Over the years Nancy Reagan earned many admirers as well as critics, however she makes no apologies for any of her actions and claims that her husband and the country’s  best interest was always in the fore front of her mind.

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of former First Lady Nancy Reagan during this incredibly difficult time.

 

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Internet Reacts To Donald Trump’s “Official Jam”!

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(PCM) The internet is baffled after the “Freedom Girls” took to the stage to perform at one of Donald Trumps recent political rallies in Pensacola, Florida. Many even wondered if the bizarre performance which featured three young ladies dressed in red, white and blue dresses was some sort of joke.

Immediately people began posting their reactions to the odd performance on social media with most finding it either absolutely hilarious or downright disturbing. Either way it looks like the song has been deemed Donald Trump’s “official jam” and something tells us we are going to be seeing a ton of both parody and remix videos coming soon!

Here are just some of the lyrics:

“Cowardice
Are you serious?
Apologies for freedom
I can’t handle this!
Enemies of freedom
Face the music.
Come on, boys, take ’em down!
President Donald Trump knows how to make America great:
Deal from strength or get crushed every time.” 

Weird, right?  Well, at least they looked adorable, despite the rather creepy song and dance routine.

 

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Siberian Town Wants To Elect A Cat For Mayor

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(PCM) Being so overly dissatisfied with the human candidates for mayor in the town of Barnaul in Siberia the residents have decided they would rather elect a cat for the position and have nominated an 18-month old Scottish Fold feline named Barsik.

The cat is currently up against six additional human candidates for the mayor position and has already accumulated nearly 5,000 votes in an unofficial poll conducted in the area. Officials in the town claim that the reason that Barsik the cat is receiving so many votes is due to the fact that the town residents are very unfamiliar with the human candidates up for election.

The towns previous mayor resigned back in August and town residents also feel that they no longer know who to trust when it comes to what is best for their town.

 

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Santa Claus Runs For Office In Alaska’s North Pole

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(PCM) What are the odds that a man with the legal name of Santa Claus decides to run for office in the small town of North Pole, Alaska? Well, such is the case, as an Alaskan newspaper is reporting that a man named Santa Claus has just announced that he will be in the running for a seat on the City Council in the tiny city of North Pole, Alaska. The small city is located just south of Fairbanks and boasts a population of 2,000 individuals.

Santa Claus is the man’s legal name as it appears on his Alaska issued drivers license and he also happens to be the former president of the North Pole Chamber of Commerce. There are currently two seats available for election to the City Council, however no one has filed for the seats during the normal filing period. Wonder if he is saving one for Mrs.Claus?  Or how about Rudolph?

Either way, it would make perfect sense! You can read all about North Pole, Alaska’s very own Santa Claus and his political aspirations here!

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