DC Leaders Say Yes To Changing Columbus Day To Indigenous People’s Day

The DC City Council has voted to change Columbus Day in the District to Indigenous Peoples Day.

The emergency legislation was introduced by Council member David Grosso who had been working on this measure for at least 5 years now. The council members that supported the bill included Anita Bonds, Elissa Silverman, Brianne Nadeau, Mary Cheh, Trayon White, Charles Allen, and Robert White.

Grosso said in an interview that he wanted to end the celebration of the misleading story line of Christopher Columbus on the second Monday in October.

Other states across the country have approved similar actions including Maine most recently. There are a total of 130 cities and towns that have renamed the holiday.

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