(DAVID PERSON MEDIA) – Joining local efforts to move the Confederate monument from the Madison County Courthouse, State Rep. Laura Hall and the Rosa Parks Day Committee will be holding a press conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24 th. Rep. Hall will be announcing the launch of “Move the Monument,” a multi-platform protest campaign.
The press conference will be held on the courthouse steps. Rep. Hall will be joined by various committee members as well as other local leaders and organizations.
In response to the growing calls for the statue’s removal, the Madison County Commission passed a resolution to seek a waiver from the state to move it. One day later, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall’s office said there is no legal way to do so. The Commission’s response was that its priority is to move the monument legally.
“We are concerned about the commission’s commitment to move forward,” said Rep. Hall. “Some laws are unjust, and the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 is one of those unjust laws. It is forcing taxpayers to subsidize the Confederacy’s racist legacy.”
Rep. Hall believes the commission should follow the example of Rosa Parks and violate this unjust law. “Commissioner Dale Strong and the Madison County Commission must not allow any law or fine to prevent the people of Madison County from being free of this racist statue,” Rep. Hall said.
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