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Petition to MN Historical Society Director Kent Whitworth, MN Senator Mary Kiffmeyer, MN Governor Tim Walz

Demand Soldier Memorial at Historic Fort Snelling

Recognize soldiers for their service at Fort Snelling during war and peace.  Demand a memorial be included and constructed in Minnesota Historical Society's $34.5+ million revitalization project funded by $19.5 million of public tax dollars.  On June 15, 2020, Minnesota Historical Society, the State agency responsible for management of Historic Fort Snelling, started construction of their revitalization project at Historic Fort Snelling, Minnesota's first National landmark.  The Fort's military history began in 1819.  It protected American trade, kept the peace, and served as a strategic military base during the Civil and World Wars.  It was a place of enlistments, discharges, deaths, trainings, burials, trials and reunions for hundreds of thousands of U.S. Army soldiers and families. The only memorial in the publicly funded plan honors two self-confessed murderers who were convicted and hanged in 1865 based on evidence from peers and the wife of one victim. The two murdered about 20 people.  No other memorials were proposed.  No memorial in the huge project expresses the importance of Fort Snelling's soldiers or their sacrifice, duty, honor and selflessness. Send a message to Minnesota and the Society that soldiers must be remembered at Historic Fort Snelling in this $34.5+ million project. Add your name and be heard.

Stephanie Chappell
223 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Brendan Boyle

Permanently Stop Abusive VA Dog Experiments

UPDATE (September 2018): U.S. Congress and the President enacted a law extending restrictions on VA's dog experiments through 2019. Read more here. --- UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- As U.S. military veterans, family members, and active duty members, we’re sickened that the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) has been using taxpayers’ money to purchase, breed, abuse and kill dogs in wasteful experiments. The VA’s painful and deadly experiments on dogs are a betrayal of these loyal animals who literally save soldiers’ lives on and off the battlefield. These projects also waste resources desperately needed to provide veterans with care and services.   According to news reports and the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, some of the V.A.’s current projects involve: giving mixed-breed puppies heart attacks (Richmond V.A.) cutting into beagle puppies’ brains (Milwaukee V.A.) damaging dogs’ spinal cords (Cleveland V.A.) With the support of 75% of taxpayers and a coalition of influential Democratic and Republican lawmakers, in March 2018 Congress enacted legislation that cuts funding for and drastically restricts future dog testing at the VA. Now, please join us in urging the VA Secretary to PERMANENTLY end this waste and abuse.   William Barko, US Army Ret.John Blaha, USAF Ret.Stan Benton, USN Ret. and USAF Ret.Bruce Bryant, US Army Ret.Chris Burand, US Army Ret.Gary Cantara, USAF separated, honorable dischargeWilliam Coll, US Army Ret.Michael Donahue, USNWayne Hair, US Army Ret.Ed Hernandez, USMCWill HubbardJennifer Johnson, USN Ret.Dr. Isis Johnson-Brown, US Army Ret.Ken Phillips, US Army Ret.Robert Reed, USAF Ret.Diane Solomon, USN SpouseTyler Spires, US ArmyVirginia Joy Stovall, USN Ret.Lyn StrangstadDanell Tomasella, US Army Ret.Nancy Warner-BrownJennifer Wilsbacher, US Army Ret.Merrie Wilson, USAF Ret.

White Coat Waste Project
183,906 supporters