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Locals react to state flag change

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Locals react to state flag change

Locals react to state flag change

The legislature voted to adopt a new state flag that will no longer carry the Confederate emblem.

The bill now needs the signature of Governor Tate Reeves.

Governor Reeves has stated that he is going to sign the bill.

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- - the legislature voted to adopt - new state flag that will no - longer carry the confederate- emblem.

The bill now needs the- signature of governor tate- reeves and reeves has - stated that he is going to sign- the bill.

- news 25's lorraine weiskopf has- more on this- story.- - for the founder of the- mississippi - rising coalition--lea campbell,- the legislature's - decision made on sunday is a- huge victory.

- she's been advocating for this- change for the past five- years.- lea campbell,founder of the - mississippi rising coalition, - says "i'm happy for our - state.

Because in ,mind it's th- beginning of a new area, there'- - - - still a lot of work that needs- to be done.

This is so symbolic- of a mindset that's folkd are - ready - to address some of the issues - that are holding us back."- yet for former flag advocates - deborah simpson and sharon- morris, this bill is extremely- disappointing because they- believe legislature went agains- - - - the results of the 2001 - referendum.

- deborah simpson and sharon- morris, former flag advocates,- say "they choose to go- against that.

Legislatures have- a lot of freedom to do things o- their own.- they make decisions all the tim- for people, but this issue has- been going on for - many years regarding the- election integrity and that's - - - - the part that's of great- concern.- governor tate reeves' prior - stance on the state flag was- that the decision must be made- - - - by a vote.

Nats: <if and when - mississippi wants to change the- flag and i think at some time - they will out to be the people- of mississippi.>- while reeves agreeing to sign - the bill was a shock to some, - for others its expected - behavior.

- lea campbell,founder of the - mississippi rising coalition, - says "you know in general - the state of mississippi takes - lot of pride in its college - athletics.

So when the ncaa and- secc and conference usa came ou- and gave the state an ultimatum- i think the - governor and state legislatures- did not have a choice, i think- - - - they just had to find a way to- go about doing it."

- deborah simpson and sharon- morris, former flag advocates,- say "you must see what- they did wrong in the - legislature, they have a lot of- power to do something, but just- because they can doesn't mean - - - - you should."

For news 25, i'm - lorraine weiskopf - - -





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