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When sharing on social media, feel free to use the following hashtags: #GeoscientistsForHR8455, #GeoAgainstRacistNames. This will allow people to follow the campaign and its support on social media platforms!
Sample Tweet for Sharing
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Geoscientists, please contribute to this campaign to raise awareness and support for bill H.R. 8455, which will create a formal process to rename natural features that have racist names #GeoscientistsForHR8455 #GeoAgainstRacistNames
These photos can be put on Instagram to raise awareness about the campaign. Feel free to use the following caption:
More than 1,000 natural features in the United States have racist and/or offensive names, and these names have persisted for decades due to the bureaucracy of changing them and, in many cases, an insistence on preserving 'history'. The act of enshrining symbols of racism and violence in our public lands makes a very deliberate choice about whose history is preserved and alienates many communities of color, including Indigenous peoples from whom these lands were stolen and geoscientists of color who work on these lands. A new bill has been introduced to expedite the changing of these names, and an open letter campaign has been launched to support this bill. I wholeheartedly support the changing of these names and the making of public lands and the geosciences welcoming to all. #GeoscientistsForHR8455 #GeoAgainstRacistNames