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Congressman Thompson’s Statement on Changing the Mississippi State Flag

July 1, 2020
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                                              Contact: Ty James  

June 30, 2020                                                                                                                              202-531-4731

 

Congressman Thompson’s Statement on Changing the Mississippi State Flag

 

 

WASHINGTON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), today released the following statement after Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed legislation that will remove the state flag adopted in 1894 and establish a commission to propose a new flag:

 

“All Mississippians should be proud today. Communities all across the state helped to make this day a reality. For years, there have been conversations between various groups demanding and protesting for a new flag. I commend the state legislature on doing what is right. Now the question is what else will we do? We can not stop at changing the flag. This is only a symbolic change. I hope we see this moment as an opportunity to address the systemic problems in our state.”