City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn Donates $1000 of his Personal Money Towards Removal of Confederate Monument

08/17/17
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Today, in the wake of Hillsborough County Commission’s decision to again stall the removal of the Confederate monument outside the Hillsborough County Courthouse, City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn pledged $1000 towards the $140,000 in private funds being raised on gofundme.com in support of removal of the monument.

“It is not the city’s obligation but it is my moral obligation,” said City of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn. “This monument represents a dark time in America; It’s time for County Commission to stop playing politics with people’s very real emotions and remove this monument immediately. ”

See Tampa Bay Times article here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/hillsborough-will-leave-confederate-monument-up-if-it-cant-get-private/2334035

Link to Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s tweet about the donation: https://twitter.com/BobBuckhorn/status/898171265638420480

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