Repeal the South Carolina Heritage Act!
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Historical monuments are protected in South Carolina by the state's Heritage Act. Passed in 2000 when the Confederate flag was moved from the Statehouse dome to the Statehouse grounds, it states that no historical monument can be altered or moved without a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the SC General Assembly.
In 2015, SC lawmakers met the two-thirds majority threshold when they voted overwhelmingly to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. Now the very flag the law was designed to protect is no longer there.
The Heritage Act protects historical monuments across the State from being removed, altered or even corrected by the very communities they reside in.
It's time to repeal the SC Heritage Act and let communities decide for themselves how they wish to represent their own past!
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