Petition to Kasim Reed
Rename Atlanta's Confederate Avenue
When I was a kid growing up in Ormewood Park, we used Confederate Avenue almost every day. It was how we got to Grant Park and the Zoo, it was part of our route to Braves games, and it was where I waited for the school bus. We used it so much I never thought much about the name. It was normalized. We can't normalize hate any more. Symbols are meaningful, and allowing Confederate flags, statues, and street names serves only to perpetuate the fallacy that the hate they represent deserves equal time and attention from our society. In response to the increasingly vocal population of white supremacists in this country, Atlanta must stand up and declare that neo-Confederates, Nazis, white nationalists, and their allies are not welcome here, and neither are their symbols. It's absurd for there to be a street in our city named after racist secessionists. It's time to change it. The signers of this petition call on the civic leadership of Atlanta to rename Confederate Avenue, as a part of a larger effort to remove symbols of hate from our city.
Petition to Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, U.S National Park Services, Mike Pence, U.S. Governors
Stop the removal of historical Confederate Monuments.
These monuments are a reminder of what our country had to go through to become whole again. Many of these monuments are not only in dedication to the men who served in the Confederacy but they also served in the US army pre-civil war. It is important to save these monuments for future generations to see these monuments and learn about them and the men who gave everything for a several causes. These were brave men, good men and religious men. I beg the President, Vice President and the US Supreme Court to stop the purge of our American History in our cities and towns across the south. I urge President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and the U.S. Supreme Court to sign a bill into law protecting these monuments, all military monuments from removal. Please save our history.
Petition to City Council of Amarillo Texas, Mayor of Amarillo Texas., Freedom Riders
Save the monument in Amarillo Texas. Leave all Monuments alone
- public law 85-425 sec 410 approved 23 may 1958 that made all Confederate Army, Navy, and Marine Veterans equal to Us Veterans! Additionally, under U.S puplic law 810,approved by the 17th. Congress on February 26th. 1929 the war department was directed to Errect headstones and recognize Confederate grave sites as U.S grave sites! We the people need to stand up!
Petition to State of Missou
Saving American History, preserve the past to ensure a bright future.
Here lately there has been a non stop attack on Veteran Monuments and American History. Our history is watered down in the classrooms to our kids, leaving them with little understanding of our history and even less understanding of how our country is supppsed to work. With the ongoing removal of Confederate Monuments we are not only disgracing our veterans but deleting history. This can not continue, where does it stop; are Asian American's going to ask for the removal of Pearl Harbor Monuments, are we going to remove the Lincoln Memorial, are Native American's going to call for the removal of the American flag because it represents the people that stole their land and slaughtered their people. We can not change history it must be put out amd embraced in order to prevent from making the same mistakes. This is not an issue on race the Civil War was an issue on the states right to govern themselves. We can't change that slavery was here in America but we can change the current path that will only lead to the complete deletion of our history. Be part of the lll% stand up and make it known that true American Patriots will not stand by and allow the continued assault on our history.
Petition to Steve Adler, Ann Kitchen, Leslie Pool, Kathie Tovo, Alison Alter, Delia Garza, Ellen Troxclair, Greg Casar, Jimmy Flannigan, Ora Houston, Sabino Renteria
Tell Austin City Council:
De-Confederate Our Streets
We call on the Austin City Council to rename Jeff Davis Avenue, Robert E. Lee Road, and Confederate Avenue. Davis and Lee betrayed our country and our ideals; most important, they betrayed their enslaved neighbors. But the South is not the Confederacy. What Dr. King called “our beloved Southland” has its distinctive food, music, manners, customs, and stories just like every place in the world. Those wishing to celebrate the South can do so without honoring our evils. Let us instead commemorate those who contributed something valuable to our republic, to the South, to Texas, and especially to Austin. Jeff Davis Ave. is named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Council Member Leslie Pool has proposed renaming Jeff Davis Ave. to honor Will Holland. Holland was a Travis County commissioner who helped establish a predecessor to the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Robert E. Lee Rd. is named after the Confederate Army general. Council Member Ann Kitchen has proposed renaming it to honor Azie Taylor Morton, a teacher, public servant, and the only African-American US Treasurer. Morton graduated from Huston-Tillotson College and served on the Austin Housing Authority Board. Confederate Ave. is named after the Confederacy itself, and is in Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo's district. We support any reasonable new name, such as "1848 Avenue," in honor of the date of arrival in Texas of many German immigrants who would later resist the Confederacy. ***** Want to do more? Follow De-Confederate Austin on Facebook! ***** Want to learn more?“City Considers Re-Naming Jeff Davis Avenue” (article about William Holland) “Morton, Azie Taylor (1936-2003)” “Commentary: Texas perpetuates myths with Confederate Heritage Month” “Confederate monuments, more than 700 across USA, aren't budging”
Petition to Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, Mary Margaret Whipple
Virginia is for Lovers, not new Confederate statues
Virginia is moving ahead to build a new statue to honor a woman most have known as the "Angel of the Confederacy". While the purpose of the commission is to honor Virginia women's achievements, a new statue for a revered Confederate is no longer tolerable. Sally Louisa Tompkins was positioned for this honor due to her groundbreaking hospital that treated Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Even VA Governor Northam has said recently that Sally is not being honored because she was a Confederate soldier - however, it is no longer possible to ignore her connection to a cause celebrated for its desire for slavery to continue. Three chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy are named after Captain Sally and she was buried with full military honors in 1916. Her name is synonymous with the Confederacy and with the white supremacists who will cheer mightily if her likeness is erected on state grounds. Charlottesville was the point of no return for this country. We can no longer ignore the hatefulness and white supremacist connections of these monuments. All across the country, cities are tearing down these memorials of the days of Jim Crow - not standing up new ones. Virginia doesn't need a new statue of a Confederate soldier no matter what the rationale. Join us and let the Virginia Women's Monument Commission know that they need to replace Sally Louisa Tompkins with a non Confederate woman of achievement - there are many. Sincerely, Barb Hale member of Grassroots Alexandria
Petition to Peter Onoszko, Jane M. Tabb, Patsy Noland, Josh Compton, Caleb Wayne Hudson
Relocate a Confederate Soldier plaque from our Jefferson County Courthouse.
As a citizen of Jefferson County West Virginia, it is troubling to see a plaque honoring Confederate soldiers posted on our county courthouse building! This petition is simply asking that the plaque, described in this recent Washington Post article, be removed from public's passive display and peacefully relocated to a museum or other appropriate place where such history belongs. Jefferson County is rich in history from Harpers Ferry National Park, to our county seat of Charles Town, named after George Washington's brother, to Shepherdstown, home of Shepherd University. While the Washington Post article points out several citizen observations (no equivalent Union solider plaque, Courthouse was destroyed by Confederate soldiers), it was the response from the Commission that too was troubling. The Commission denied the peaceful request, cited a "radical minority", and then scrapped a citizen committee to further study the issue.
Petition to City Commission of Lakeland
Relocate the Confederate Monument in Lakeland's Munn Park
We, the Undersigned would like our voices heard as proponents of the removal or relocation of Lakeland's Confederate statue in Munn Park. Whereas We, the Undersigned, wish to honor and respect every fallen soldier who died in honorable service to our country; Whereas We believe Munn Park is not an appropriate location for a military memorial, lacking the solemn atmosphere for genuine reverence, respect, or reflection; Whereas no specific battle or military incidents occurred in Munn Park or downtown Lakeland; Furthermore, We the Undersigned wish to promote downtown Lakeland as a vibrant community center; Whereas We believe a re-envisioning of the monument area in Munn Park will elevate and aid the promotion of downtown Lakeland as a commercial, retail, and recreational destination; Furthermore, We the Undersigned wish to protect all citizens and visitors to downtown Lakeland; Whereas Confederate monuments across the United States have become public safety liabilities, putting families, residents, and visitors in the path of conflict; Therefore We, the Undersigned, propose that the Confederate monument in Munn Park be removed or relocated to an appropriate location to be determined; Where it will not be inappropriately used as a jungle gym or picnic table; Where there is appropriate space and atmosphere for quiet reflection; Where it will provide the greatest opportunity for downtown Lakeland to thrive.