Bill on racist school mascots needs a push

More than 30 schools in Wisconsin still use "indian" logos or mascots, but when native people in these communities raise objections to these racist symbols, they are often met with hostility and even threats of violence. Senate Bill 25/Assembly Bill 35 (.pdf) would create a process by which the Department of Public Instruction can review complaints about racist school mascots, and attempt to resolve these issues in a fair manner. Watch students from Prescott, WI study the issue - and come to the hearing in Madison. 
How you can help:

Please call your State Representatives to urge them to support SB25/AB35. If your Senator is on the Senate Education Committee, please call them as soon as possible, because the committee is expected to vote soon.
UPDATE: Barb Munson writes: "Priority 1 is making sure Senator Jon Erpenbach is on board, if you are from his district or know good advocates who are please do what you can to urge his support. I have heard that John Lehman, Chair of the Senate Education Committee plans to bring SB25 to a vote next week [week of February 1]. I Have also heard that the Assembly may schedule a floor vote by the State of the Tribes address on Feb. 23."
Questions? Please contact Barb Munson, Wisconsin Indian Education Association Indian Mascot and Logo Task Force, 715 693-6238, Barb@Munson.net