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To: Governor Terry McAuliffe and Virginia Assembly

Replace Confederate Names on VA Military Bases and Schools

Reason for signing

  • There are so many worthy names! Others that come to mind are Bayard Rustin (not appropriate for the military bases, though, due to his Quaker convictions), Julian Bond, and Mahalia Jackson.... We should especially seek out names of women--I am embarrassed I don't know more of them myself. Also, if the commonwealth does not have the authority to rename some or all of the bases, it should pressure the appropriate federal authorities to do so.