Rep. Hutchinson Introduces Legislation to Prohibit Confederate and Pro-Slavery Memorabilia and Symbols from Public Property

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ATLANTA – State Representative Shelly Hutchinson (D-Snellville) recently introduced House bills 1211 and 1212, legislation which would prohibit confederate and certain slavery-related memorabilia and symbols from public or state property in Georgia.

“I cannot stand idly by as our state continues to glorify those who fought and died to protect slavery in our country,” said Rep. Hutchinson. “Confederate monuments and flags are extremely damaging to our state. These bills would end this idolization of the Confederacy while allowing our citizens to remember the true meaning behind these symbols in the appropriate environments, such as civil war museums.”

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