Change the name of Jefferson Davis Parish in Louisiana

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Paul Barbee
Jul 10, 2020
It is wrong to make people live in a place named after a man who refused to recognize the humanity of human beings.

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Bruce Turner
Jul 3, 2020
Hatred of the past....should not be celebrated

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Kim Frederick
Jul 2, 2020
I'm Black and my life matters!

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JAMES ANDERSON
Jul 2, 2020
My parents, Grandparents, aunts and uncles lived in that Parish, and there isn’t a bigger racist in history than that idiot!!!

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Megan Watson
Jul 1, 2020
If you believe in making the community feel safe and welcoming FOR EVERYONE, actions must be taken! Changing the parish’s name, which honors a white supremecist, is a start in the right direction.

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Noah Baudoin
Jun 27, 2020
Confederacy lasted 5 years... and they lost. Give it up and stop honoring racists.

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Connie Moen
Jun 25, 2020
I am signing because I want to see a final end to injustice. Child predators and serial killers see their day in court but not some people of African American decent. And, the people dying by the hands of those who are employed to protect and serve aren't killing a gang member with an AK47 pointed at them. I live in MN and am so sick and tired with the attitudes of some, especially where I live. These rogue cops seem to looking for easy prey.

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Patrick McGinty
Jun 25, 2020
Black children should not have to live somewhere named after a man who represents the betrayal of our Nation for the purpose of preserving "the blessings of African slavery." Enslaving human beings -- enslaving, torturing, raping, and murdering other children of God solely because of their skin color -- is an evil legacy of the Confederacy.

The South has other names and symbols that better reflect our modern values of respect, dignity in diversity, love, and the inherent value and potential of every Louisianian.

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Brandon Ledet
Jun 25, 2020
We should not have Confederate officers as representatives of parishes school houses military buildings etc

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Zenetta Lee
Jun 25, 2020
I'm signingthis because louisianans have denied the provable history of the man and the reason his name is honored for far too long. Cherry picking history, although very popular in the south, does not mean you can write off the viciousness this man stood for in his life and the viciousness in naming important things after him in death.