By Alan Bean
Please check out the Progress Texas website and consider signing the petition which is explained below:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans want to display the Confederate flag on Texas license plates. You can do something to stop that right now.
This conservative group proposed a Texas specialty license plate featuring the controversial and offensive image of the Confederate flag. They want to harken back to the days of conflict, civil war and racism that plagued America and the south. We need your help to stop this symbol of oppression from being put on cars across Texas.
The application to put this racist relic out for public consumption went before the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board and stalled with a tied vote of 4 to 4 – the 9th board member Ramsay Gillman unexpectedly passed away before the vote. Rick Perry must now appoint a 9th member to the board who will be the deciding vote on this controversial issue. With all eyes on Perry’s political future, your voice makes a difference.
We can’t assume Rick Perry will do the right thing without your help. Gov. Rick Perry has a long history of promoting secession and pandering to the tea party. It is critical that we stand-up and demand he appoints a TXDMV board member who will not allow the Confederate flag license plate to move forward.
Don’t let Rick Perry embarrass Texas. Sign the petition.
To Governor Perry,
The Confederate flag license plate is offensive to millions of Texans. We urge you to appoint a new TXDMV board member who will not support the display of the hurtful and controversial Confederate flag on our license plates.