Rename Alabama's Jefferson Davis Holiday

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Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, also known as Jefferson Davis Day, commemorates the birthday of Jefferson Davis, a Confederate leader—also known as a traitor—during the American Civil War in the 1860s. It is a state holiday in Alabama on the first Monday of June each year. 

This year, this holiday falls in the midst of social and civil unrest in the United States of America over systemic racism, police brutality, and justice in America. The celebration of a Confederate General in any capacity is a direct reminder and signal of oppression to the men and women of color in the state of Alabama and to those across the country. Alabama is the last state to have a legal holiday set aside solely to commemorate the birth of Davis.

With so many Alabamians of note that are worthy of our praise and admiration, we petition to demand that our representatives rename this state holiday.