State Lawmaker Proposes To Replace Columbus Day With Colorado Day

Feb 01, 2019 534

There’s an effort at the state Capitol to do away with Columbus Day. The holiday has become controversial with many claiming a man who treated Native Americans so poorly doesn’t deserve to be celebrated. Rep. Adrienne Benavidez, a Democrat representing Adams County, is proposing a bill that would replace Columbus Day with Colorado Day, the first Monday in August. Native American groups support the bill.

The Sons of Italy oppose the bill. They say Christopher Columbus didn’t bring violence to the Americas because it was already here. Benavidez says celebrating Columbus is like celebrating genocide.

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