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Reconsider columbus day

Do you really want to celebrate the legacy of a man who committed heinous crimes against the Indigenous people of the Caribbean and throughout the Americas? Check out the video at  http://www.reconsidercolumbusday.org/
By honoring Columbus with a federal holiday, our government continues to vehemently insult Native Americans
and perpetuates a philosophy of racism and domination.

So please....

Please speak up, take a stand, and help eradicate Columbus' name from the federal calendar.

Take time to honor the people who were really here first by petitioning for a nationally recognized Indigenous holiday.

Pray for those around the world and right here in our own
country who are victims of exploitation and racism.

homepage: homepage: http://www.reconsidercolumbusday.org/