Community campaign for Helen Keller $10 bill

Selectman Bob Lessler is urging state residents to write Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to suggest Keller become the first woman on a paper bill.

Selectman Bob Lessler is urging state residents to

Selectman Bob Lessler is urging state residents to write Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to suggest Keller become the first woman on a paper bill.

EASTON - A campaign is underway to make former Easton resident Helen Keller the new face of the $10 bill.

Selectman Bob Lessler is urging state residents to write Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to suggest Keller become the first woman on a paper bill.

Earlier this year, the Treasury announced it would place a woman on the $10 bill and asked for suggestions from the public.

Helen Keller lost her hearing and sight to an infection when she was only a baby, but went on to become an author and political activist.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

While police investigate, the city says Heather Lindsay 1 Stamford officials: Slur doesn't need to be removed from home
2 Scholar Athlete: Emily Anderson
VIDEO: Police chase 3 VIDEO: Police chase
4 Hearing underway on possibility of adding tolls in Connecticut
Connecticut's span of Interstate 95 is one of 5 Hearing drives up discussion on CT highway toll reinstatement

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE