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Mississippi Governor: Denounce Attempts to Honor KKK Founder

The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a state-issued license plate to honor Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan.

The Sons are sponsoring a series of Mississippi license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and would include the Forrest vehicle tag that would be issued in 2014.

Several organizations, including the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP have asked Gov. Haley Barbour to condemn any attempt to honor Forrest with a license plate. Thus far, Barbour has declined to denounce the effort.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Deputy Press Secretary, Governor Barbour
    Laura Hipp
  • Policy Advisor, Governor Barbour
    Patrick Sullivan
  • Constituent Services, Governor Barbour
    Max Wells
  • Special Projects Coordinator, Governor Barbour
    Debbie Carney
  • Deputy Director of Driver's Services, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Capt. P.G. Parker
  • Driver's Services, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Lt. Anthony Wright
  • Driver's Services, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Lt. John Hillhouse
  • Driver's Services, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Lt. Janita West
  • Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Santa Cruz
  • Communications, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Charley Cook
  • Communications Director, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Jon Kalahar
  • Director of Driver's Services, Mississippi Commissioner of Public Safety
    Major Jason Jennings
  • Executive Assistant, Governor Barbour
    Mary Buchanan
  • Chief of Staff, Governor Barbour
    Paul Hurst
  • Policy Advisor, Governor Barbour
    Rebekah Staples
  • Senior Advisor, Governor Barbour
    Nicole Stofer
  • Counsel, Governor Barbour
    Amanda Jones
  • Chief Counsel, Governor Barbour
    Colby Lane
  • Policy Advisor, Governor Barbour
    Candice Whitfield
  • Policy Analyst, Governor Barbour
    Taylor Teepell
  • Policy Aide, Governor Barbour
    Elizabeth Joseph
  • Press Secretary, Governor Barbour
    Dan Turner
  • Executive Assistant, Governor Barbour
    Ginny Roberts Zirulnik
  • Legislative Affairs, Governor Barbour
    Andrew Ketchings
  • Policy Aide, Governor Barbour
    Hunter Carpenter
  • Constituent Services and Special Projects, Governor Barbour
    Charles Pittman
  • Mississippi Governor


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