To: Governor Dayton and the State Legislature

Replace Columbus Statue w/ One Chosen by the Native Community on Capitol lawn & Erect One 4 Prince

Replace Columbus Statue w/ One Chosen by the Native Community on Capitol lawn & Erect One 4 Prince

Across the nation, city governments are choosing to remove statues of white supremacists, slave owners, and those who threatened the livelihood of Black people. Here in Minnesota, communities are reigniting the demand to bring down state’s monument to Christopher Columbus, a man who murdered, raped and enslaved Black and Native peoples in the Americas. We, the undersigned, do not believe that Columbus represents the values Minnesotans carry. Rather than glorify a man who wanted to extinguish Black and Native peoples, we should honor members of our community whose leadership we find inspirational.

We, the undersigned, up submit that the Governor Dayton and the Minnesota State Legislature replace the statue of Columbus with statues representative of Minnesota’s Black and Native communities.

Why is this important?

Prince represents Minnesota values and Columbus does not.

Saint Paul, MN, United States

Reasons for signing

  • Did Christopher Columbus drop a 13x platinum album? No. No he did not.
  • After all, Mary Tyler Moore has a statue on the Nicollet Mall. Why not Prince?
  • I love Prince

Updates

2017-09-06 13:35:49 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2017-08-25 11:43:25 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-25 05:00:14 -0700

500 signatures reached

2017-08-23 18:53:52 -0700

100 signatures reached

2017-08-23 11:53:59 -0700

50 signatures reached

2017-08-23 10:13:36 -0700

25 signatures reached

2017-08-23 09:07:56 -0700

10 signatures reached