Tell the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education, the City of Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois State Gov. that you SUPPORT the name change of the holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day (13 states and over 135 cities around the country have already done)!
Why is this important?
We must change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day to honor the true ancestors and descendants of this land. Columbus came looking for gold and enslaved, raped, kidnapped and killed Indigenous people. He was the first to kidnap people and take them across the ocean, officially beginning the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Chicagoans should NOT celebrate or honor him. Please sign our petition to tell the Chicago Public Schools, the city of Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois State that we want our holiday in October to honor Indigenous People's Day. Thank You!