Change Christopher Columbus Day to a National Indigenous Holiday
Our fellow followers, SJ Tumblrs and PoC Tumblrs, we need to stand united for a cause. A cause that many have tried, but failed. We will take up the mantle that they left and will give the aboriginals of this country the respect they deserve.
And we will do this by making the Obama Administration reconsider Columbus Day. Why not, you asked? What makes this year different from other years?
It’s an Election Year and tumblr bombing tends to make things happen.
We’re maybe asking for a symbolic change. A change that could be considered a minor win, but is important in order to show that we are the people of the USA and we need to show that we can be forgiving. American exceptionalism be damn!
We asked one follower at random to start a petition. However, it’s not at Change.org. But with the White House.
From now until September 6, 2012, we need
25,000 50,000+ signatures for the petition at “We the People” petition site, targeting the Obama Administration to change the Holiday.
We’re sure there’s 25,000+ tumblr users that are of US origin that will sign. And we’re pretty sure that you can find 1 more friend to sign.
This isn’t a simple “reblog” and that’s it. Write your own posts and tag it “reconsidercolumbusday”. We’re reblog anything within that tag that is related to what we’re doing in a positive matter.
We need reasons why this is important, but not just from us, but from you as well.
You heard all the reasons in the past. Now, it’s go time. Let’s make this year the last year that we hear “Columbus Day Sale!”
Tell your friends to sign. Get on Twitter, Facebook and do what you can to spread the word.
Together, we can make history. Let’s go!
(The White House Petition asks only for 25,000 signatures. But why settle for such a low number?)