Could a Golden Halo Winner Go Green?

No, this is not a green-themed story connected with St. Patrick’s Day, because who would want to read about a saint who was driven out the Round of 32 in Lent Madness 2011? This is a story about good old American green currency.

The Supreme Executive Committee has just learned that Frances Perkins, winner of the 2013 Golden Halo, continues to leverage her newfound fame. She is among the short list of women who could grace the $20 bill!

Frances Perkins on $20

As reported in the Boothbay Register, there is a growing movement to put a woman on the American $20 bill. If you think a Maine newspaper might be biased toward their local hero, the New Yorker has the skinny too. Of course, we at Lent Madness would be happy to see Andrew Jackson (or anyone else for that matter) get tossed aside in favor of a Golden Halo winner. In fact, rumor has it that a number of Lent Madness fanatics have initiated a grass roots campaign to get Mary Magdalene on the nickel.

But what can you, the Lent Madness public, do to help Frances “cash in?” You can do the thing that you have been expert at doing. You can vote. The website Women on 20s is running a contest to collect votes for a recommended choice. Head over there and vote right now.2013 Golden Halo winner Frances Perkins prepares to hand over her halo

We’re pretty sure if Frances Perkins is chosen, they’ll want her depicted wearing her coveted Golden Halo. And then it’s only one step until we’re looking at a purple note including the Lent Madness URL. C’mon folks, we’re within range. Vote for Frances Perkins. You did it before, now do it again.

Vote now.

NOTE: The SEC does not accept bribes to get your favorite saint into next year’s bracket. Whatever you do, please do not attempt to bribe them with small, unmarked saint-laden bills.

28 Comments to "Could a Golden Halo Winner Go Green?"

  1. March 17, 2015 - 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Word has it that some of my Cherokee relatives won’t use a $20 because it has Andrew Jackson (he
    of the Trail of Tears) on it. Yay Frances,

    • James Oppenheimer's Gravatar James Oppenheimer
      March 17, 2015 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

      Yes, I have also heard that. Saw an episode where the man being interviewed said he would never accept the $20 bill because of the horrid things Jackson had done.

      Frances Perkins would be a great choice.

  2. Karen D Powers's Gravatar Karen D Powers
    March 17, 2015 - 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Wow~! That would be great. Think you get them to use the picture with her wearing the Golden Halo? That would be the absolute ultimate~!!!!!
    The SEC *does* have a lot, although limited, power.

  3. Lois Keen's Gravatar Lois Keen
    March 17, 2015 - 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I’d love Francis, and I’d REALLY like it to be Sojourner Truth. If she’s on the short list, I’m sunk.

  4. March 17, 2015 - 5:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m not much into revisionist history… so OK with Andy actually.. but hey, no reason we can’t have more than ONE face on the 20… or 10… or pick one…..Francis is OK by me.

  5. Patsy's Gravatar Patsy
    March 17, 2015 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Queen Emma for a $20!!!!!

  6. Linda Burnett's Gravatar Linda Burnett
    March 17, 2015 - 5:26 pm | Permalink

    Voted for Frances…but as a loyal Texan, Barbara Jordanmust also be on my short list.

    • Marguerite's Gravatar Marguerite
      March 17, 2015 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

      Loved Barbara Jordan. What a wonderful individual!!!!!

    • eve lewis's Gravatar eve lewis
      March 17, 2015 - 9:18 pm | Permalink

      Absolutely. Such a loss for all of us. Just imagine all the good she was capable of doing

  7. Duchess's Gravatar Duchess
    March 17, 2015 - 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Barbara Jordan, Rosa Parks, and Frances. Barbara Jordan would have been a great first woman president, but this could help.

  8. Sally Duernberger's Gravatar Sally Duernberger
    March 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Just voted for Frances. Fingers crossed.

    • nomakhosi mntuyedwa's Gravatar nomakhosi mntuyedwa
      March 18, 2015 - 12:30 am | Permalink

      i did too. cool site. many worthwhile women to choose from.

  9. kristy's Gravatar kristy
    March 17, 2015 - 6:27 pm | Permalink

    There was a picture of my mother in a Girl Scout honor guard with Eleanor Roosevelt in the Ithaca Journal in the early 1930s. Glad to have been able to vote for both E.R. and F.P. Thanks for letting us know.

  10. Eileen's Gravatar Eileen
    March 17, 2015 - 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Eleanor Roosevelt gor the Golden Halo!

  11. Joan Reyes's Gravatar Joan Reyes
    March 17, 2015 - 8:12 pm | Permalink

    I voted for Frances Perkins, Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks!

  12. Linda Maloney's Gravatar Linda Maloney
    March 17, 2015 - 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Don’t let the anti-religion fanatics find out she was saintly, or she’s sunk!

  13. Linda Maloney's Gravatar Linda Maloney
    March 17, 2015 - 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Eleanor Roosevelt were Episcopalians, too! While doing some research on Cady Stanton and The Women’s Bible, I came across a letter of hers in which she answered the charge of being Episcopalian: she said it was true she attended an Episcopal church on Sundays, but only because she was the mother of (was it four?) boys, and the hour at church was the only time when they *had* to be quiet and she could *think*! (Finally,after all those boys, she had a daughter, and that helped a lot.)

  14. James Oppenheimer's Gravatar James Oppenheimer
    March 17, 2015 - 11:05 pm | Permalink

    I think the choice of Frances Perkins would be great. Everyone go and have some pancakes in her honor. We can start a landslide. [Oops. Different Perkins]

  15. Jane C's Gravatar Jane C
    March 18, 2015 - 12:18 am | Permalink

    These women seem a little too “Democratic” for the current Senate and Congress’s approval on the $20. Maybe they will scrap the women and put Bebe Rebozo on it.

  16. Cameron Ellis's Gravatar Cameron Ellis
    March 18, 2015 - 10:39 am | Permalink

    There is no unit of currency of high enough denomination to merit being associated with Mary Magdalene.

    • A Different Jennifer's Gravatar A Different Jennifer
      March 18, 2015 - 10:44 am | Permalink


  17. Miss J's Gravatar Miss J
    March 18, 2015 - 12:13 pm | Permalink

    It was hard to choose just three when Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony Barbara Jordan, Francis Perkins, & (Anna) Eleanor (Roosevelt) Roosevelt are all on the list! And was I shocked that Sacajawea was not on the list.

    I don’t see Eleanor wanting to end up on a $20 when Franklin is only on a 10¢ coin. She worked for equality and human rights and would have made an excellent President. That said, Eleanor belongs on the Church kalendar and in a future LM bracket. Without her as our Ambassador to the UN we would not have the UN’s Universal Declaration on Human Rights that we do (because she basically wrote it herself). The various countries might still be dithering & procrastinating over the text of the first draft even.

  18. Linda's Gravatar Linda
    March 18, 2015 - 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Mount Holyoke College women for Frances Perkins !!!

  19. Judith's Gravatar Judith
    March 18, 2015 - 12:23 pm | Permalink

    great list of candidates, but I can’t get to a ballot page to vote.

  20. Anne Clayton's Gravatar Anne Clayton
    March 18, 2015 - 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I voted, Canadian though I am. If that is a sin, there is always penance.

  21. Betty M's Gravatar Betty M
    March 18, 2015 - 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Yea for Social Workers especially our sister, Frances! Betty, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

  22. Betty M's Gravatar Betty M
    March 18, 2015 - 2:49 pm | Permalink

    P.S. The pay for Social Workers is so low, maybe with Frances on a $20, we’ll see more of them.

  23. Mary Schwarzer Hampton's Gravatar Mary Schwarzer Hampton
    March 19, 2015 - 9:24 am | Permalink

    If you vote soon, you can vote three times– -apparently there will be run off.
    Yahoo– Oops, I mean 3 women for the $20. I am NOT suggesting multiple voting in Lenten Madness– a big NO NO 🙂

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