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McCollum: Tipping Point in Movement to Change the Name of the Washington Football Team

July 3, 2020
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after corporate sponsors asked the Washington NFL team to change its harmful name and mascot:

“I have been working on this for almost a decade because I believe all people, including Native Americans, should be treated with dignity and respect – and not dehumanized as mascots. Now that the corporate community is joining the movement and putting the dignity of people over profits, it is a true example of transformative change and signals that we are at a tipping point. I commend Nike, FedEx, and others for taking action. Now it is up to the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell, and team owner Dan Snyder to do the same. Change the mascot. Change the name.

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