Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2011
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Ellis Statement on Confederate Battle Flag Plate Developments
Agrees with Governor Perry that plates should be stopped

(Austin, Texas)//Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) today released the following statement on the latest developments in the Confederate Battle Flag license plate controvery.

"I am extremely pleased by Governor Perry's stand opposing license plates which honor the confederate battle flag. He is exactly right when he says Texas does not need to open old wounds. I just hope the Department of Motor Vehicles Board will listen to the bipartisan chorus of voices opposing these plates. The governor, local, state and federal officials and tens of thousands of Texans from across the state have said 'no' to state-sanctioned plates glorifying oppression and bigotry."