Success: Senate Votes to Remove Confederate Names From Army Bases

Target: James Inhofe, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services

Goal: Applaud the Armed Services Committee for voting to strip army bases of confederate names, despite adamant resistance from President Trump.

A key Senate panel voted to strip army bases of confederate names over the next three years, despite the fact that President Trump publicly declared his administration “will not even consider” doing so. This comes in the midst of nationwide unrest surrounding historic and systematic racism, and therefore serves as a powerful symbol of solidarity with the movement. More information regarding Trump’s refusal to remove confederate names from army bases are found in this petition.

The closed-door vote received support from Democrats and Republicans, and sets the precedent for an election-year Senate vote on whether or not to honor confederate figures. The measure will require the Pentagon to strip military bases and equipment of confederate names, monuments or symbols within three years.

This vote represents a positive step toward addressing racism in this country. Sign below to applaud the Armed Services Committee for voting to remove confederate names from army bases, despite the stubborn resistance from President Trump.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Inhofe,

Your committee’s decision to take steps toward removing confederate names from army bases is a powerful symbol of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and a necessary response to nationwide uproar against historical and systematic racism.

It is due time t0 stop honoring men who do not represent American values and who were responsible for the abuse and genocide of the thousands of black Americans who built this country. Thank you for taking action to remove confederate names from army bases.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: J. Stephen Conn




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One Comment

  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    You cannot erase your history, no matter how hard you try! It’s how you evolved to where you are today. One should LEARN from their history, not try to eradicate it – I’m with President Trump on this issue!

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