Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 10, 2011
Contact: Tina Tran, 512-463-0113

Motor Vehicles Board Votes Down Controversial Confederate License Plate

Senator Ellis Responds to Vote

(Austin, Texas)—The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles voted against the issuance of a Confederate Battle Flag license plate today.

Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) issues the following statement:

"I am pleased the Board acknowledged that the Confederate battle flag is unworthy of the state's honor. The battle flag has become a symbol of repression and violence, not heritage. It provokes feelings of fear and intimidation amongst far too many Texans, and the Board was right to deny it official approval with today's decision."

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