Take down the Confederate (Rebel) Flags in AL, AR, FL, & MS
  • Petitioned AL, AR, FL, & MS State Legislature

This petition was delivered to:

Citizens Against the Rebel Flag Hanging in Public Places
AL, AR, FL, & MS State Legislature

Take down the Confederate (Rebel) Flags in AL, AR, FL, & MS

    1. Meredith McGee
    2. Petition by

      Meredith McGee

      Jackson, MS

The Georgia and South Carolina legislature replaced their divisive Confederate flag state symbols. However, the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, and Mississippi still maintain derivatives of the Confederate flag as their state flag symbols which represent domestic terrorism.

*The Rebel flag was waved in the air by white supremists while African Americans were terrorized between Reconstruction (1865-1874) and the Civil Rights Era (1955-1966).

*The Confederacy attempted to establish a separate country which could preserve the institution of slavery during the American Civil War 1861-1865.

*The Confederate States lost the Civil War.

The Mississippi State Flag includes the Confederate Flag; it has 13 stars which represents 13 former slave holding states namely: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Eleven of these states seceded from the Union from 1860-1861 and formed the Confederacy. The states of Missouri and Kentucky did not have enough votes to formerly secede from the Union, but their residents supported the Confederate cause during the Civil War.

Call your AL, AR, FL, and MS legislatures and tell them to repeal laws that allow derivatives of the Confederate flag to be waved in the air. End the imagery of the Civil War.

Sponsored by Citizens Against the Rebel Flag Hanging in Public Places
www.therebelflagmustgo.com

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Thank you for very kindly

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for agreeing with us that it is time for the South to replace the Confederate (Rebel) flags which are symbolic of white supremacy and domestic terriorism. I am still horrified by a movie I watched on cable several days ago about Soweto, South African which was set in 1976, a mere 36 years ago. In the movie, there were hundreds of child protestors became the victims of brutality and horrifics deaths. Some 50,000 blacks died during this struggle for freedom, many were terrorized and tortured. Their struggle for freedom was not just a hollywood movie; it represented pain and tears that still exist in the hearts of us who still remember.

      Darlene D. Collier, the founder of Citizens Against the Rebel Flag Hanging in Public Places said, "The MS state flag is offensive too me." If you're offended too, please ask someone else to sign our electronic petition. God speed!

    3. Take down the Confederate (Rebel) Flags in AL, AR, FL, & MS

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      We changed the petition picture. The flag at the top with the 20 stars is the flag design that the MS NAACP and others wanted to become MS's state flag in 2001. It would have represented MS becoming the 20th state to join the Union. The faded flag includes the Confederate battle flag. MS whites, particurly those holding on to our dark past, wanted this design, and they had their way. Please encourage others to add their name to our electronic petition. Thank you for your signature.

    4. SC

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      We just learned SC still flies the Confederate flag at their state capital. But at least their public school children don't have the carry the rebel flag across the foot ball field and look at it when they perform school plays.

    5. Moving forward

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      Please email, tweet and share this petition with others. "The Rebel Flag Must Go"

    6. We're working hard on our end. You can help by asking someone else to sign

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      Post this electronic petition link on your facebook page, email to friend, or tweet it, or simply send out the website link www.therebelflagmustgo.com The Rebel Flag Must Go! The Rebel Flag Must Go!

    7. We're making progress

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      Please ask a friend to sign this electronic petition.

    8. Reached 25 signatures
    9. Thanks for signing this petition

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      Please invite someone else to sign this electronic petition

    10. Moving right along.

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

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      It's not fair for these southern states to force African Americans to honor state flags that were mounted in the ground by the Confederate army during the Civil War...

      Dixie was unjust.

      African Americans want equality and the symbolism of equality.

      These flags offend over 30 percent of the population.

    11. Reached 10 signatures
    12. Organizers are signing on to our cause

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      We have a ways to go, but we'll get there. This is an historic cause.

    13. Reached 5 signatures
    14. Organizers are signing on to our cause

      Meredith McGee
      Petition Organizer

      We have a ways to go. Let's keep spreading the word. Take down the Confederate (Rebel) flags.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Reina Luera MORENO VALLEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to have symbols of inclusiveness not bad remnants of a historical nighmare.

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    • annette pernell ORANGE, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Because the Confederate flag takes us back to a time when we as Black Americans were treated as cattle and less than human. The Southern States fought to keep us enslaved and lost. Why are they still celebrating? We are now the UNITED STATES, so why can't we come together and quit being treated as separate and unequal.

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    • Taja Dietrich NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      Because I fight for equality everywhere!

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    • Not Siginning HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I want the flag taken down because it spreads hate, after this we need to start one to dismiss the black panthers in america, martin luther king day, and black history month, once these things are gone america will shine

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    • cedric myles JACKSON, MS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I just want a state flag that can represent all Mississippians.

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