Maine and Vermont Dump Columbus Day Overboard

The Maine and Vermont legislatures passed bills to dump Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day………No more love for ol’ Chris!

source: MSN/CNN

Vermont and Maine are the latest to join the growing number of cities, states and municipalities that have renamed the October holiday for the people who lived in America long before the explorer arrived.

The legislatures of both states passed bills last week that would change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The bills are awaiting the governors’ signatures.

ACLU of Maine Advocacy Director applauded the state’s efforts.

“It’s time to stop celebrating a man whose arrival brought death, disease and slavery to hundreds of thousands, and start honoring the people who lived here long before.”

Oami Amarasingham
ACLU of Maine

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Calamity Jane