Subject: Tear down every single one
It’s been one year since the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
One year since Nazis with torches felt bold enough to openly march in the streets of our city. One year since peaceful protestor Heather Heyer was killed when a car accelerated into one of the Charlottesville crowds.
And one year later, the disgraceful Confederate statues that prompted the protests still stand.
We haven’t forgotten. It’s time to remove these symbols of hatred and division — on the one-year anniversary of Charlottesville, will you add your name to our petition to tear down these statues?
It’s long past time these Confederate statues were gone.
And even though more and more are being taken down across the country, the number of recorded Confederate statues has actually INCREASED. Even more are being discovered as we tear more and more down!
How we honor and venerate symbols matters. How we react to fascist tactics and violence matters. And how we respond today, on the one-year anniversary of the attacks in Charlottesville, matters.
We have to remove every single one of these statues. Can you sign right now to take a stand against bigotry and hate?
Dr. Wes Bellamy
Charlottesville City Council