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No Confederate Monuments Moving in Alabama

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The Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017 (AL Act 2017-354, Senate Bill 60) is an act of law in the U.S. state of Alabama which prohibits local governments from moving or renaming historically significant buildings and monuments that date back to 40 years or longer.[1] It was co-sponsored by Republican Representative Mack Butler and Republican Senator Gerald Allen in March-April 2017,[2][3][4] and signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey on May 25, 2017.[1] The law created the Alabama Monument Protection Committee, a group of 11 members who will decide whether historic buildings and monuments may be moved or renamed.[1]

The proposed removal of the Linn Park Memorial in Birmingham triggered the creation of the law.[5]

In 2017, after Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell draped a Confederate memorial with plastic, surrounded it with plywood and stated "This country should in no way tolerate the hatred that the KKK, neo-Nazis, fascists and other hate groups spew", Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sued Bell and the City making it very clear that the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act would be strictly enforced.[6][7]

Alabama Memorial Preservation Act - Wikipedia
 

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Hopefully, when this all washes out, the determination of what to do with monuments and statues will be left to the local government and the owners of the property and those who pay for the maintenance of the monuments and statues.
 
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Hopefully, when this all washes out, the determination of what to do with monuments and statues will be left to the local government and the owners of the property and those who pay for the maintenance of the monuments and statues.
In some cases, what the local govt decides is not in tune with what the community would prefer. This is why people need to exercise their right to vote (those who legally have that right, that is)
 

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