9-Year-Old Writes To Obama About Putting Women On Money, He Responds (Photos)


When a young girl named Sofia learned about women's suffrage, she sent President Obama a letter and then promptly forgot about it.

Less than a year later, however, Obama replied.

TIME reports Sofia, now 9 years old, had written to ask why there are no famous American women represented on coins or bills.

She listed women like Rosa Parks and Ida B. Wells, adding the cut-and-dried point that without women there wouldn't even be any men.

And, moreover, woman have made some pretty important contributions to the country.

On official stationary, Obama thanked her for the letter, noted the "good idea" and added he's working to make Sofia's America a place where both men and women are treated equally.

He's since offered her a spot at the White House's annual Easter Egg Roll.

Sofia told TIME her takeaway from the experience is anyone, even a little girl, can have his or her opinion heard by politicians and leaders.

She added,

The Massachusetts girl, inspired by the women who came before her, sent a polite note to the White House.

Sofia even included a list of her favorite historical women.

President Obama thanked the little girl for her passion and support of strong women.

Citations: Exclusive: Read a 9-Year-Oldu2019s Letter to Obama About Putting a Woman on U.S. Currency u2014 and His Response (TIME)