So much for Dan Snyder‘s lobbying efforts. Despite the Washington Pigskins owner’s attempt to rally the team’s fans into contacting councilmembers, the D.C. Council passed a resolution this afternoon asking the organization to change their name because it’s a racial slur for Native Americans.
The legislation passed with ten votes, with Councilmember Yvette Alexander voting present. Vincent Orange and Marion Barry, who’s been outspoken about his opposition to the team’s name on Twitter, weren’t in the Council chamber.
David Grosso, who proposed the resolution, praised people who don’t use the team’s name and wished the Washington Post would follow suit. “This is now a movement,” Grosso says.
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