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MoveOn statement on Gov. Haley’s remarks on Confederate flag

Statement of MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland in response to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s remarks on the Confederate flag:

“Gov. Haley did the right thing today by adding her voice to many who are calling for one of the nation’s most potent symbols of white supremacy to be taken down from South Carolina’s state capitol grounds. Every day that the Confederate flag is flown by the South Carolina government, it sends the message to racists and extremists that they are welcome in the state. Yes, Gov. Haley. We agree. This is a time for action. The Confederate flag must come down.

“The more than 520,000 Americans, including 36,000 South Carolinians, who have now signed the MoveOn Petition will continue to organize until the flag is taken down. We respect South Carolina’s legislative process, but the state’s elected officials and civic leaders must act with urgency to see that the flag is removed. We look forward to seeing Gov. Haley call a special session if necessary.”

See the MoveOn petition to Gov. Haley and other elected officials with more than 520,000 signatures.

View and download photos from a recent rally outside the state capitol calling on Gov. Haley to #TakeDownTheFlag.