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Rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge for Congressman John Lewis

Rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge for Congressman John Lewis

Rename the Edmund Pettus Fridge after Congressman John Lewis because done Lewis is a civil rights icon and Edmund Pettus was a symbol of Confederate racism.

Why is this important?

It's an important thing to honor Congressman John Lewis who is the son of Alabama and show that Alabama has changed to understand the importance of civil rights for all people, especially since Congressman Lewis spilled blood on that bridge in 1963.

Selma, AL, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • Because this is John Lewis at the March 7, 1965 March that was violently met by Alabama State Troopers at the end of the bridge: https://i.imgur.com/pOvikqF.jpg
  • The time has come for Alabama to remove the name of a man who stood for racist ideology!
  • It's overdue to give our civil rights Great Men the respect and recognition they deserve

Updates

2020-01-16 12:43:24 -0800

5,000 signatures reached

2020-01-09 14:06:45 -0800

1,000 signatures reached

2020-01-09 08:16:34 -0800

500 signatures reached

2020-01-09 04:23:58 -0800

100 signatures reached

2020-01-09 04:04:41 -0800

50 signatures reached

2020-01-09 03:54:06 -0800

25 signatures reached

2020-01-09 03:46:46 -0800

10 signatures reached