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Girl Who Asked Obama to Put Women on Banknotes Opposes Delay

  • Sofia, then 9, wrote to president asking for a woman on money
  • Treasury backing off promise to put woman on $10 bill `soon'

When a 9-year-old girl named Sofia wrote to President Barack Obama in 2014 to ask him why U.S. money didn’t feature women’s faces, her innocent question and penciled list of worthy candidates helped galvanize the administration’s commitment to making it happen as soon as possible.

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