Former Georgia Democratic State Representative LaDawn Jones has been one of the biggest proponents of removing Confederate monuments in recent years.
Back in 2015, she urged for a boycott of Georgia’s Stone Mountain after a deranged shooter killed nine church attendees in Charleston, South Carolina. She argued that the Confederate memorial carving motivated so-called “far-right” extremism.
Jones was met with strong opposition from GOP state representative Jason C. Spencer, who viewed the monument as a part of Georgia history.
Throughout her time fighting for Confederate memorial removals, Jones encountered stiff resistance from both parties.
During the 2015-2016 legislative session, Jones was one of three cosponsors of HB 760 which would have converted Stone Mountain from a Confederate memorial to a Civil War memorial.
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