Governor Ducey: Take Down Arizona's Confederate Monuments!

Governor Doug Ducey, The Legislative Governmental Mall Commission and the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names

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To be delivered to Governor Doug Ducey, The Legislative Governmental Mall Commission and the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names.

There should be no place in Arizona for monuments of hate and racial violence. The Arizona Coalition for Change, ProgressNow Arizona, and the multiple other organizations that stand with us believe that Confederate monuments on state property should be removed.

Please sign so the Governor and the chairs of the two boards can see all our signatures. Our community and our city do not want this tribute to slavery and hate encroaching on our public space, and we deserve the chance to have our voices heard.








To: Governor Doug Ducey, The Legislative Governmental Mall Commission and the Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names
From: [Your Name]

There should be no place in Arizona for monuments of hate and racial violence.
 
The Arizona Coalition for Change and multiple organizations that stand with us, believe that Confederate monuments on state property should be removed.
 
The Governor has refused to remove these monuments and instead says he’s powerless to do anything about them. For Governor Ducey to try to push the buck to citizens or to push the buck to a board that he appoints is irresponsible.
 
There is a shocking total of six memorials to the Confederacy in Arizona.  These are not monuments to history, as the state's oldest Confederate memorial was dedicated nearly 80 years after the Civil War ended, in 1943. The newest, appallingly, went up in 2010.
 
African Americans and other individuals should not be required to use taxpayer dollars to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of these memorials to hate and violence. To have a monument that honors that ideology is honoring the institution of slavery, which is what the Confederacy stood for.