FINCH STATEMENT ON HARRIET TUBMAN APPEARING ON $20 BILL

Posted by on April 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2016

“Harriet Tubman’s life of courage and message of equality reflect exactly the kind of values we should be memorializing in America for generations to come. A trailblazing conductor on the Underground Railroad, Tubman rescued 300 people from the evil bonds of slavery with a legendary combination of fearlessness, courage and tactical genius. Like Washington and Lincoln, her greatest achievements transcended impossible circumstances. I am thrilled she will be on the $20 bill. I would like to offer special thanks to Pauline Copes-Johnson, Harriet Tubman’s great-great-grandniece, for her commitment to promoting her family’s incredible legacy, and to Rep. John Katko for his important work on this issue.

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