Make "Indigenous Peoples Day" a national holiday.

Make "Indigenous Peoples Day" a national holiday.

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Bean K. started this petition to United States Congress

For years October 11th has been recognized as a day to commemorate Christopher Columbus, a man who committed mass genocide against the indigenous people of America. After discovering the Americas, Christopher Columbus forced the natives of the land into slavery, brought horrid diseases into their cultures, and even sold their 9-10 year old girls into sexual slavery. If needed a whole book could be written about the atrocities committed by Columbus and the long lasting effects on the people who owned this land, but that is not what this petition is for. I am asking for your signature so we can stop celebrating an evil human and recognize the people affected by Christopher Columbus’s selfishness and greed. For too long have we celebrated a man in no way worthy of being celebrated, and it is time to make a change. Currently 14 states and over 130 cities observe Indigenous Peoples Day instead of or in addition to Columbus day, but we cannot stop demanding for action until that number says 50 states have removed the recognition of Columbus and have created a holiday to support Indigenous people not only in the US but around the world. Please do what you can to share this petition with friends, family, or through social media for we need to take a stand to help represent the true founders of our land and not protect an evil colonizing scumbag.

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