Keep Tara Figueroa as Chairperson of Trumbull's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce

Keep Tara Figueroa as Chairperson of Trumbull's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce

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Lorenzo S. started this petition to Town Council and

Ms. Figueroa, as Chair of the Trumbull Diversity Task Force has made a statement which reflects the reality of the thin blue line (aka Blue Lives Matter) flag. This flag, which shows a thin blue stripe in place of one of the flag's standard 13 red stripes, is meant to show support for law enforcement. But the "thin blue line" flag also has been associated with white nationalists. It was also seen at the Capital on January 6th flown by the insurrectionists.

This is not about disrespect to the police. This is about the fact that as the January 6th attack on the Capitol illustrated, we have a domestic terrorism problem in our country. We witnessed members of the mob beating a Capitol police officer with a Blue Lives Matter/thin blue line flag.Whether you agree or disagree that the orgins of the Blue Lives Matter flag was implicitly racist (that could be a legitimate debate) it is simply undeniable that it has now been co-opted by white supremacists.

As Chair of Trumbull's Diversity Task Force, Ms. Figueroa has shown great courage in making her statement,  and as such we residents would be proud and honored to have her represent us.

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