Northern Va Lawmakers Form Redskins Pride Caucus

Northern Va Lawmakers Form Redskins Pride Caucus

Three Northern Virginia legislators announced the formation of the “Redskins Pride Caucus” on Monday.

The three lawmakers are Del. David Ramadan, R-Loudoun, site of the team’s headquarters; state Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax City; and Del. Jackson Miller, R-Manassas.

The lawmakers say the group’s founding principles are:

  • Providing a voice for Redskins fans and season tickets holders.
  • Supporting the Redskins franchise, a Virginia-based business “that generates hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable revenue for schools, roads, public safety and other important public services in the commonwealth.”
  • Opposing what they term “the inappropriate involvement of the United States Congress” in issues surrounding the Redskins franchise and its supporters.
  • Supporting commercial freedom in the commonwealth of Virginia and the rights of businesses to their own brands and intellectual property.

“Wherever I go, it has been a constant topic that comes up. People ask me, ‘What can be done?’ This is our team, and as representatives of the people of Virginia, we are standing up for our citizens’, said David Ramadan.

We here at are hoping the new “Redskins Pride Caucus” will aid in furthering the voices of Native Americans who support the name. Currently these people are being ignored by the media and told that because they oppose the name change, or are not famous then their opinions don’t matter. So says Dan Steinberg of the “DC Sports Bog”, not surprisingly with the Washington Post.

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