After the Hayride broke news yesterday that Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans may have been planning the removal of four Confederate-related monuments for a month, the grassroots movement ‘Save Our Circle’ has called for a new fight, one that involves Gov. Bobby Jindal.
A new petition, which readers can sign here, asks that Jindal get involved in the issue immediately, calling for a special session of the Louisiana Legislature to prevent monuments from being removed.
Here’s the official statement from Save Our Circle’s petition:
Dear Governor Jindal, The residents of Louisiana respectfully request that you convene a special session of the Louisiana Legislature to introduce legislation to prevent the removal of any historical monuments in Louisiana. Monuments are currently being targeted for removal, so please take this important action immediately to enact a protective law which will preserve Louisiana’s unique culture and history. Please help save our monuments.
The petition already has roughly 1,150 signatures after being posted late yesterday. Save Our Circle’s original petition demanded that Landrieu cease and desist all efforts to remove the monuments.
Since the Hayride’s report on Landrieu’s apparent secret plan to remove the monuments, the grassroots organization decided that it may be time to get the leader of the state involved.
Landrieu, according to sources, has apparently been reviewing the city’s budget to shore up funding to remove the monuments for a month now.
The mayor has allegedly also locked in warehouse space to store the monuments and machinery to go about removing them, sources said.
All of this before the New Orleans City Council has even voted to remove or not remove the monuments.