COUNCIL CHAIRMAN MEL FRANKLIN CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM STATE-ISSUED LICENSE PLATES IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND

 

The Prince George’s County Council joins Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other leaders from across the state who are calling on the Maryland Vehicle Administration (MVA) to stop issuing state license plates that feature the Confederate Flag.

The Confederate Flag is a divisive symbol in our nation’s history and has no place on any official government licenses or documentation in the state of Maryland.

The devastating massacre and act of terrorism that claimed the lives of nine people attending a bible study at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston less than a week ago has heightened consciousness in our nation about the persistence of racially divisive symbols like the Confederate Flag, and state-sponsorship of such symbols.

The proper place for the Confederate Flag is a museum, not a state-issued license plate.

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