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Confederate

30 petitions

Update posted 12 hours ago

Petition to Judge Paul Pape, Mel Hamner, Clara Beckett, Mark Meuth, Donna Snowden

Remove the Confederate Monuments from Bastrop County Property

Let’s demand the removal of the Confederate Monuments standing on the grounds of the Bastrop County Courthouse, in Bastrop Texas. The monuments are engraved with two crossed confederate flags on one side and the words of a Confederate war song “Lest we Forget” on the other.  They were established by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1910 to honor Confederate soldiers from Bastrop County who fought in the war against civil rights.  These monuments were set on the lawn to memorialize the history of the confederacy.  As it was stated, to cherish the heritage of southern blood and southern chivalry.  The United Daughters of the Confederate supported white supremacy, the Ku Klux Klan, and the altering of textbooks to change the narrative around slavery.   Confederate monuments were built and given places of honor in public spaces.  These symbols of white supremacy have always been memorials to the cause of slavery and the denial of humanity to Black people. Now they are being weaponized to rally white supremacists. We have the power to diffuse these modern-day lynch mobs by removing these statues altogether, instead of giving white supremacists a rally point. The intent of this petition is to request that Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape and the commissioners of the court:  Mel Hamner, Clara Beckett, Mark Meuth, and Donna Snowden, immediately remove all Confederate monuments from all County properties in Bastrop County; including but not limited to, the two confederate monuments currently located on the Bastrop County Courthouse grounds. These monuments are a representation of the pain, affliction and oppression inflicted upon Black Americans.  We are at a time in history where we should be promoting equity for all, and denouncing all forms of racism that poison our communities.   Removing all Confederate monuments would be one step among many in sending the message that we are no longer honoring white supremacy at a societal level.  Join with me today and pledge to support the removal of all Confederate monuments and symbols from the greater Bastrop County communities.   HELP US TAKE THEM DOWN!

Cheryl Lee
9,375 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Virginia General Assembly, Commonwealth Transportation Board, Governor Ralph Northam

Stop Memorializing a Slave Owner and White Supremacist: Rename Jefferson Davis Highway

Jefferson Davis was hailed as the “champion of a slave society” when he was selected in 1861 to become President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was an unrepentant white supremacist who fervently believed the Southern cause, slavery and segregation were right and just until his last dying breath in 1889. It is therefore outrageous that a major Virginia thoroughfare, Jefferson Davis Highway (aka Route 1) which abuts the Pentagon and other US Capital landmarks continues to bear the name of a morally depraved, non-Virginian who rejected the very idea of a United States.   The back-story of the decision in 1920 to name southern sections of Route 1 after Davis adds to the disturbing legacy of racism in America. At that time, the Daughters of the Confederacy along with US Rep. Earl B. Mayfield of Texas, a close ally of the Ku Klux Klan, began a campaign to attach the name of the Confederate president to Southern roads in a futile attempt to create a transcontinental highway bearing his name. At the height of the Jim Crow era, when lynching of Southern blacks was conducted with regularity and impunity, these advocates of white domination routed a road symbolizing black oppression and enslavement across several predominately black neighborhoods, as if to reinforce the message of racial subjugation. The choice of name is, therefore, an affront to African-Americans and, indeed, all Americans who are repulsed by the evils of slavery, segregation and racism. It's time for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to remove the name of this Confederate leader from all sections of Route 1 in Virginia. Virginia is a state that prides itself on its diversity, technological innovation, leadership in education and progress. The name Jefferson Davis is far from what the state should honor. Let's stop indulging the race haters who named the road after their race hating hero. Let’s change the image of this important roadway from hatred and rename it to memorialize hope and progress. Please sign this petition calling on Governor Terry McAulliffe, the Virginia General Assembly and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to rename  all sections of Jefferson Davis Highway.  

Daniel Zim
4,690 supporters
This petition won 5 months ago

Petition to CADDO PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Remove Racist, Confederate Rebel mascot from North Caddo Magnet High School, Vivian, LA

Dear Caddo Parish School Board, Generation after generation has requested the removal of the purely, racist, Confederate Rebel mascot at North Caddo Magnet High School in Vivian, LA.  This racist, Confederate Rebel mascot began its racist origins with the establishment of North Caddo Magnet High in 1955, but the racist, Confederate Rebel mascot has no place in a government-funded public school with children.  Generation after generation has asked that the racist, Confederate Rebel mascot be removed from North Caddo Magnet High School as it is a constant reminder of deeply institutionalized racism in the South.  The racist, Confederate Rebel mascot is a constant reminder of the deadly threat to Black students. The racist, Confederate Rebel mascot is a constant reminder of the pain and suffering of racial injustice that Black Americans have endured since being enslaved.      Generation after generation after generation…  Parents have requested the removal of the racist Rebel mascot from North Caddo Magnet High School.  Their children have requested the removal of the racist, Confederate Rebel mascot.  Their grandchildren have requested the removal of the racist, Confederate Rebel mascot.  When will this racial injustice end?  Blacks have already endured this racist, Confederate Rebel for 50 years. As former graduates, current students, and friends of North Caddo Magnet High School, we demand that the racist, Confederate Rebel mascot be immediately removed so that this generational battle can finally end the institutionalized racism, deadly threats, pain, and suffering that has incurred at North Caddo Magnet High School since desegregation occurred nearly 50 years ago at this Caddo Parish, Louisiana school.    Sincerely, Graduates, Family, and Friends of North Caddo Magnet High School

Friends of North Caddo High School
4,857 supporters
This petition won 6 months ago

Petition to Ebensburg

Ban the Confederate flag from Ebensburg town sanctioned events.

***Please disregard the request for the $7.00 agenda. That is something that Change.org is requesting to support their online platform.  By allowing the Confederate flag at town sanctioned events the actions of a few take away from activities where families and children celebrate our veterans who fought for the liberty and freedom our nation enjoys today. The confederate flag was designed to represent a divided nation. Pennsylvania was never in the Confederacy and the veterans we honor from our community fought for the Union. The flag is a symbol embraced by hate groups and represents racism, slavery, rejection, and division. Individuals do have the right to wave that flag. However, during town events and areas decorated by the municipality, we must as a Borough show our belief in unity and inclusion in our community by banning the Confederate flag. The United States House of Representatives voted to ban the display of Confederate flags on flagpoles at Veterans Administration cemeteries. The flag is banned from the Pennsylvania State Capitol building. Marine Corps has banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag. Many other institutions and small towns similar to Ebensburg have also banned the Confederate flag. The Confederate Flag is today a symbol that is dividing individuals, populations, and now our community. Help us take action today by asking our borough to ban the flag from Ebensburg events! Please share this petition with others, thank you. 

Raquel Lemelle
3,440 supporters