From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Immediate Release
February 4, 2000
Contact: Jeremy Warren, (512) 463-0113

Senator Ellis Responds to Bush Comments on Battle Flag Monument
Governor Bush Announces Opposition to Monument Displaying Confederate Battle Flag

"I am glad to see that Governor Bush has joined us in opposition to the proposed statue for Grimes County because of its racially divisive display of the confederate battle flag. The governor recognizes that symbols of hate have no place in 21st Century America. I hope he will join our effort to remove other symbols of hate on display across our nation."