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We demand the removal of ALL symbols of White Supremacy in New Orleans, and the struggle is far from over. Thanks to national media attention, the general public heard news of a "victory" on December 17, 2015, when New Orleans' city council voted to remove FOUR monuments to the Confederacy/White Supremacy (Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and The Liberty Monument).
This is NOT the end of the struggle. Several non-profit groups, private organizations and individuals retaliated in the courts. The monuments have not been moved. Louisiana federal courts recently granted the opposition an injunction that allows them to appeal the city's decision to remove the four monuments indefinitely and places a hold on the city's actions until the matter is resolved in court.
We must fight back relentlessly and passionately. History is on our side. We must hold our elected officials accountable for enacting the will of the people, as they promised when they took their oaths of office, and as they promised on December 17, 2015.
Share this petition with your networks and on social media. And most importantly, call Mayor Mitch Landrieu at 658-4900 and City Council at 658-1000 today and join us in demanding the immediate removal of these abominable symbols.
Love & Solidarity,
Take Em Down NOLA