Legislation aimed at removing the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at the TN State Capitol is up for committee discussion today.
Just in case you didn't know -- citizens have been trying to get rid of it for years. There have been protests, petitions with thousands of signatures calling for its removal, and heated arguments in the Tennessee House about it -- but so far, it's still frickin' sitting there. Just yesterday, the Tennessee State Senate passed a bill that could even block its removal by changing the makeup of the State Capitol Commission, which ultimately has to vote on the issue.
Meanwhile, Gov. Bill Lee is pushing the state Senate to prioritize a bill that would no longer require him to declare Nathan Bedford Forrest Day each year on July 13.
Make sure you're contacting your representatives and letting them know how you feel about all this.