New Mexico did it.
South Dakota, too.
Now, Vermont is set to follow suit and abolish “Columbus Day” in favor of “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”
Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, is all set to sign the bill – which would take effect immediately.
From Fox News:
The bill to dump the traditional holiday passed through the state legislature in Montpelier on Wednesday and is now on the governor’s desk waiting for a signature, the Burlington Free Press reported.
Alaska passed an “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” resolution in 2017 but had never officially recognized Columbus Day in the first place.
Scott noted, “I see no reason that I would not sign it, but we’re reviewing the bill as we speak.“
He added, “I know it’s controversial from many standpoints, from many people, but you know, it’s just a day, and we’ll get through it. And we’ve been treating it as something different over the last couple of years through resolutions. Without any technical difficulties within the bill, I’ll probably sign it.“
If people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) keep getting elected to Congress, things will get pretty rough for America very fast.
After AOC and other Democrats called on cities to no longer recognize Columbus Day, one listened.
From The Hill:
Officials in the city of Sandusky, Ohio, have decided that the city will no longer observe Columbus Day as a holiday, switching it for Election Day.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has advocated for making the change nationally. And a November survey from Hill.TV and HarrisX polling company found that a majority of respondents favor making Election Day a federal holiday.
Ocasio-Cortez had a question about “election day” and “Columbus Day” that she can’t seem to figure out on her own.
Not only is it ridiculous, but conservatives took notice.
See her tweet:
How is Columbus Day a holiday but Election Day not?
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 18, 2018
Christopher Columbus discovered America; Erica Election did not.
— Alphagenuous Firebrand (@INGFirebrand) November 18, 2018
I'm sure you're going to be a joy to work with in Congress.
— MaxPatch (@KurMudGin) November 18, 2018
Please give your mouth a break. Dear God!
— Dems in WH. (@MWenrich1) November 18, 2018
If only this were part of her campaign ad….. she wouldn’t have been voted in as an elected official 🤦🏻♀️
— K A R L Y C (@officialkarlyc) November 18, 2018
Why do you need Election Day to be a holiday?
— EC (@EdnaV4) November 18, 2018
10 days on the job and you are already looking to manufacture more days off.
— TXANM (@TXANM) November 18, 2018
I've voted AND worked every voting day since I was 18! Job never stopped me from voting!
— David W Harris Jr (@DaveTheBeachBum) November 18, 2018
How come socialism has never worked yet you still want to try it ? These are the questions we should be asking.
— Shelton Carter (@sheltonpcarter) November 18, 2018