Rename Bridge Named After Confederate Traitor to Honor Civil Rights Icon

Target: Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama

Goal: Rename Edmund Pettus bridge to honor Rep. John Lewis

The time has come to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge to pay tribute to the Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Edmund Pettus was a senior officer in the Confederate Army, and he is undeserving of having any monument in the United States named in his honor.

John Lewis spent his entire life fighting for civil rights, and he is far more deserving of this tribute. Sign our petition and demand that Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama pushes to rename the bridge after John Lewis.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Ivey,

The time for honoring Confederate traitors is over. The Edmund Pettus Bridge needs to be renamed to pay tribute to a patriotic American, and there is no better candidate than the late civil rights icon and U.S. Congressman John Lewis.

The Confederacy’s existence was treason; any honoring of their legacy is a slap in the face to the real Americans who died fighting against their betrayal. John Lewis was a great man and a great representative who spent his entire life fighting for civil rights. Use whatever power you have to ensure that the Edmund Pettus Bridge is renamed in honor of John Lewis.

Sincerely,

[ Your Name Here ]

Photo Credit: U.S. Congress




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5 Comments

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    That would be a nice way to remember such an incredible man.

  2. Evan Jane Kriss says:

    Do this NOW!!!

  3. Jaime Perez says:

    Give John Lewis the honor he deserves!

  4. I’m happy with the Pettus bridge. Find another way to honor John Lewis.

  5. Jose Espino says:

    Why not name it Charles Darwin Bridge?

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