For Immediate release: 8/18/2017
Baton Rouge- Louisiana High School Democrats Chairman Charlie Stephens issued the following statement.
“The recent events in Charlottesville have shown the ideals of people like Robert E. Lee and why he should never be in public display.”
“Lee Magnet High School Democrats in conjunction with Louisiana High School Democrats has released a petition to fight to rename their school in a show of solidarity with our counterparts in Virginia. Everyone that is interested is welcome to sign the petition, we plan on delivering to to school administration as well as the school board and Mayor’s Office.”
“The school administration has been quiet about the elevation of the confederacy that Lee High School represents. My goal is to make sure they know that the community as a whole does not approve and is quite saddened by their position on the matter.”
“The Petition now has over 250 signatures. This is what #LeadingLA looks like.”
You can sign the Petition here http://bit.ly/2uKexbr