Change the State Flag and Seal

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Change the State Flag and Seal

RESOLVE PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A SPECIAL COMMISSION RELATIVE TO THE SEAL AND MOTTO OF THE COMMONWEALTH

This resolution will form a commission to redesign the state flag, seal, and motto, which currently depict the conquest of Massachusetts from Native Americans.

For many years, the state flag and seal of Massachusetts has been a source of controversy. It is seen by many Native people, and by other residents as an offensive symbol of white supremacy and the historical oppression of Native people in Massachusetts and our nation as a whole.

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House Sponsors HD.2968 Senate Sponsors  SD.1495
Lindsay N. Sabadosa

Jason M. Lewis

Nika C. Elugardo Joanne M. Comerford
Jason M. Lewis Jack Patrick Lewis
Jack Patrick Lewis Maria Duaime Robinson
Maria Duaime Robinson Mike Connolly
Ruth B. Balser William N. Brownsberger
Michael J. Barrett Thomas M. Stanley
Jennifer E. Benson James B. Eldridge
Natalie M. Blais Adam G. Hinds
Paul Brodeur Brendan P. Crighton
Michelle L. Ciccolo Patricia D. Jehlen
Mike Connolly Michael J. Barrett
Daniel R. Cullinane Rebecca L. Rausch
Marjorie C. Decker Elizabeth A. Malia
Mindy Domb Nick Collins
Carmine Lawrence Gentile  
Tami L. Gouveia  
Jonathan Hecht  
Natalie M. Higgins  
Patricia D. Jehlen  
Kay Khan  
David Paul Linsky  
Elizabeth A. Malia  
Christina A. Minicucci  
Denise Provost  
Rebecca L. Rausch  
David M. Rogers  
Thomas M. Stanley  
Tommy Vitolo  
Susannah M. Whipps