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                                    THIRD READING


          Bill No:  SJR 15
          Author:   Glazer (D), et al.
          Amended:  7/15/15  
          Vote:     21

           SUBJECT:   Confederate States of America


          SOURCE:    Author


          DIGEST:          This resolution urges the Congress and the President  
          of the United States to rename any federal buildings, parks,  
          roadways, or other federally owned property that bear the names  
          of elected or military leaders of the Confederate States of  
          America.
          ANALYSIS:   This resolution makes the following legislative  
          findings


          1)The Confederate States of America and its secessionist  
            movement were rooted in the defense of slavery.


          2)Using the names of elected or military leaders of the  
            Confederate States of America for federal buildings, parks,  
            roadways, or other federally owned property only deepens the  
            pain of those living under the legacy of slavery.


          3)The horrific shooting deaths of nine African Americans  
            attending church in South Carolina have once again raised the  
            searing issue of racial violence and intolerance.  The ensuing  
            images of the killer wrapping himself in the Confederate flag  
            points to the continued use of that emblem of cruel oppression  








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            as a way to further demean, offend, and wound whole segments  
            of our society.


          This resolution urges the Congress and the President of the  
          United States to rename any federal buildings, parks, roadways,  
          or other federally owned property that bear the names of those  
          associated with elected or military leaders of the Confederate  
          States of America.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified1/20/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified1/20/16)


          None received
           
           


          Prepared by: Karen Chow / SFA / (916) 651-1520
          1/20/16 15:40:04


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