Congress to Snyder: Change your team's name

Read the Letter Congress Members Sent to D.C. NFL Team Owner Dan Snyder

ICTMN Staff
5/29/13

As ICTMN reported yesterday, 10 members of Congress sent a letter to Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington, D.C., NFL team, imploring him to change his franchise's name. The letter-sending follows the introduction of the Non-Disparagement of Native American Persons or Peoples in Trademark Registration Act of 2013 (H.R. 1278), which would cancel the federal registrations of trademarks using the word redskin reference to Native Americans. In a May 9 article in USA Today, Snyder declared, “We’ll never change the name.  It’s that simple.  NEVER – you can use caps.”

Here is the letter sent to Snyder.

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Sun Dancer's picture
Sun Dancer
Submitted by Sun Dancer on
Oh! And what about the "Braves"?! Will there be a petition & political rebut for them too?!

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Brian Kingman
Submitted by Brian Kingman on
What a waste of taxpayer money! Think about how to improve the economy, rid us of a corrupt IRS and think about fixing our inefficient , wasteful government. Where are your priorities? Can't believe with all the problems facing our country these politicians waste time on the name of a team. I suppose they would approve of changing the name to 'Senators' which would be an insult to all patriotic Americans who associate 'Senator" with corruption, incompetence and an inflated sense of self importance.

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Joe Blow
Submitted by Joe Blow on
This is another try to make something out of nothing, the decision whether to change the name or not belongs to the Redskins owner and nobody else! The way that the team uses the name Redskin is not meant to be a racial slur and people know this. If the Redskins are forced to change there name then where would it end, they would then go after the Chief's, Brave's and any other team's name that they did not like.

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Joe Blow
Submitted by Joe Blow on
This is another try to make something out of nothing, the decision whether to change the name or not belongs to the Redskins owner and nobody else! The way that the team uses the name Redskin is not meant to be a racial slur and people know this. If the Redskins are forced to change there name then where would it end, they would then go after the Chief's, Brave's and any other team's name that they did not like.
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