A Bold Idea For Historical Change
This Petition will be sent to:
- Attorney General,
- Secretary of the Treasury,
- U.S. House of Representatives,
Now is the Chance to Keep Pace with the Times with Addition of the MLK $25
Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew recently announced that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing would replace the portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill in favor of one featuring both Hamilton and a woman to be named later. While we applaud this move by the Treasury, we believe there is still an opportunity to honor the leader of the largest group of Americans that have been unrepresented by their government. Therefore we would like to propose the printing of a new bill – a $25 MLK – featuring the portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr on the front of the bill.
The idea of Dr King (MLK), a man of service, compassion and vision on a U.S. 25.00 Bill asserts with clarity, the aspirations and values of its’ citizenry. It’s an expression of America’s greatest desires of freedom, equal rights, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In today’s volatile political climate, the leadership of Dr. King – who encouraged nonviolent dissent – is much needed, timely example of leadership.
To quote Dr. King, “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”