The Board of Directors of Jackson 2000 has by vote affirmed our formally joining in the sponsorship of the "Stand Up/Take It Down" community-wide rallies to be held on Monday, June 29th, 2015, at the Mississippi State Capitol. We support changing the flag of the State of Mississippi so as to remove the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, with the final design to yet be determined.
From the press release: A rally will be held at the state Capitol Building on the south stairs on Monday June 29th from 10:30AM until 1:00 PM, and again at 4:30PM until 7:00PM. Come out and show your support for changing the flag. THE TIME IS NOW!
We also commit ourselves to be present for said rallies as personal schedules permit recognizing that one of the rallies will be held at the time of our monthly Board meeting.
As our board member Dorothy Triplett reminds us,”… changing the flag is only one of the many changes needed - hopefully we won't be distracted from our advocacy for addressing the underlying issue of racism in additional ways that will have lasting impact on the citizens of Jackson, MS, and beyond.”
- Jake Smith and J. David Waugh, Co-Chairs, on behalf of the board of directors