08/29/2017 by syrbal-labrys
I had to attend eight grade in the Ohio. I had to take Ohio History. I was told Ohio had no equal in the nation for fame for abolitionists (Harriet Beecher Stow, by gawd!) and being birthplace of no less than six Presidents.
So why, oh why, is the town of Franklin being such a ball of bastards over a Confederate Plaque to seditionists, traitors, and slave owning?
“In Ohio, Movement for the 99%, Socialist Alternative, and other community members are in a struggle against the Right and the local ruling elite over removing a plaque commemorating Robert E. Lee.
In this struggle, one of our community organizers has been targeted by the Right with death threats – the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy, potentially members of a local militia, and the Three Percenters. We have Facebook video footage of them reading our organizer’s home address out loud, making threats of having his grandparents’ address, and bragging about attending KKK rallies and meetings.
We are launching a National Solidarity Call-In Campaign, starting on Monday, August 28 and ending on Friday, September 1 during business hours (9am – 5pm, Eastern Standard Time), that primarily targets the Mayor of the City of Franklin. (See script and contact information below).To track our progress, we are asking that everyone indicate on the Facebook Event Page that they called into or emailed the Mayor.
Primary Focus of Call-In Campaign:
Denny Centers – Mayor
If you have time we strongly encourage you to call or text the other members of the City Council:
Carl Bray – Vice Mayor
TEXT: NO Confederate Plaque! NO Death Threats & Intimidation! Posting organizer name & phone is unacceptable! Bray Resign as Vice Mayor! & say NO threats & Plaque!
Brent Centers – City Council
I had no luck with phone numbers. (No answer or full mailboxes) So I sent the following email:
Un-dear Gentlemen and Lady: