Indigenous Peoples Day

ACTION ALERT FOR MA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

Go to the Action Network link and you will find the text of the bill, an automated letter that you can send to legislators, and also information about how to send your own letter if you do not want to use the automated Action Network letter. Please plan to modify the Action Network letter to tell the legislators why this bill is so important to you -- personalization helps a lot! Sending this will only take a few minutes of your time.  

 

Bill Name: An Act Establishing An Indigenous Peoples Day

Senate Number: S.2027

House Number: H.3191

Please contact your State Senator and State Representative https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator and ask them to support this bill!

Bill Description: This bill replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day in the Massachusetts General Laws. Changing the 2nd Monday in October to Indigenous People’s Day acknowledges the harmful impact of celebrating Columbus as a hero. Historical accounts prove that wherever they went, Columbus and his men murdered and enslaved Indigenous People. The repercussions continue to be keenly felt even now. Indigenous Peoples Day replaces something negative with something positive – an increased awareness of Indigenous Peoples and a celebration of Indigenous resilience and survival, in MA as well as throughout the Americas. 

Please visit IndigenousPeoplesDayMA.org for more information about this campaign.

Contact: info@IndigenousPeoplesDayMA.org

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