Take Action to Save Monuments!

After passing the house overwhelmingly, HB 71 now moves to the Senate!

With the destruction of 4 century-plus old landmarks in New Orleans, it is more important than ever that we pass HB 71 to try to prevent this type of destruction from impacting other communities in our state. House Bill 71, the bill which protects veteran monuments and memorials will soon be referred to senate committee, and if it passes it will head to the full senate floor for a vote .

Here are three things you can do TODAY to save monuments.




#1: Call your state senator, even if you think he/she is not supportive.

You can find your state senator on the Legislature's website and by going to the "Who are my Legislators" tab and filling out your address. Remember- we passed the senate so now we only contact our senators. 

http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx



#2: Call and email Senate President John Alario and request that he properly route HB 71 to the senate education committee where it belongs by law. He can be reached as follows: 

District Phone(504) 340-2221

E-mail Address
alarioj@legis.la.gov

Sample script:
Dear Sen. Alario,

Please route HB 71 to the senate education committee where it should be heard in accordance with senate rules. Thank you- this is an important issue that needs to be considered by the appropriate committee.
Sincerely,
Your contact info



 

#3: Please contact family and friends and tell them to call their State Senators and Senator Alario.

 

 


 

Please contact legislators to protect
historic AMERICAN monuments!  
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Regarding the proposal to remove monuments from the city:

  • The MTC is an all-volunteer, non-political organization that has taken care of ALL New Orleans monuments for over 25 years.
  • The MTC does not support the removal of any city monuments, especially those that have graced the city’s landscape for over a century.
  • The MTC does not consider any of the city’s monuments to be “nuisances” as defined by the 1993 ordinance.
  • The MTC encourages the installation of new monuments to forgotten heroes or historic events.
  • The MTC supports the installation of interpretive plaques to aid in the ongoing discussion which puts the monument in a more current context.

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